With the longest Nave in England, stunning medieval wall paintings, the Shrine of Britain’s first saint and more, a trip to St Albans Cathedral offers something for everyone.

St Albans Cathedral is a great place to visit for the whole family – whatever the weather! From the longest nave in England and an extensive collection of medieval wall paintings, to an exciting programme of activities and events and an interactive exhibition with artefacts, audio visuals and an exciting digital tour of the Cathedral.

The history of St Albans Cathedral is rich and, over the centuries, this magnificent building has undergone several transformations. Step inside and you’ll find awe inspiring reminders of the Cathedral’s past as well as the inspiring story at its heart. These include the Shrine of St Alban, a site of national pilgrimage which has been a focal point for visitors and pilgrims alike for over 1700 years. The Nave of St Albans Cathedral is the longest in the country which, at 85 metres long, displays a striking selection of medieval wall paintings, one of the most extensive collections surviving today. Not only is the inside of the Cathedral, with its vast expanses of space and secluded, intimate chapels, it is located in the middle of acres of tranquil parkland, meaning that the Cathedral and surroundings is an oasis of calm just a short walk from the bustling market town of St Albans and a short train ride away from the frantic pace of central London.


  • Abbots Kitchen
  • Accessible toilets
  • There is a hearing loop system for services and concerts
  • Toilets
  • Their are two step free entrances to the Cathedral: The Welcome Centre Entrance or the West End Entrance

Opening Times

  • 08:30 - 16:30 Please check the website for any changes prior to visiting


St Albans Cathedral
Sumpter Yard
St Albans AL1 1BY

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