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Verulamium Park

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Address: Westminster Lodge Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1727 819366
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Today
10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire....

Verulamium Park is a public park in the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire. Along with being a wide open area for recreational purposes, the park includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name.

The large amount of history on view in the park has resulted in a museum dedicated to the Historic Roman heritage upon which St Albans has been built.

The park also includes a long list of facilities including; Tennis courts, sand courts, football and cricket pitches, An athletics track and field facility, a golf course, childrens play area, outdoor childrens Splash Park, a large leisure facility called westminster lodge Leisure Centre which contains a gym and indoor swimming pool, a cafe, a large lake fed by the River Ver, plenty of provision for picnics and family activities and what is thought to be the oldest and one of the most famous public houses in England called The Fighting Cocks.

Overlooking the entire area is the St Albans Abbey, a large cathedral dating back to 1077AD. The park is an epicentre of greenery and wildlife and it is a hub of social and recreational activity that the people of St Albans can be extremely proud of.

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Love this park Easily accessible from city centre Excellent for walking Also very good for runners There is a scenic big lake too

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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hemel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this park Easily accessible from city centre Excellent for walking Also very good for runners There is a scenic big lake too

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful park I have ever visited. Lovely lake and green areas, play area excellent for small children. Everything you could wish for.

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Thank joan h
St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I took the kids and their scooters to burn some energy off riding round the lakes and in the playground. The lakes are looking pretty dirty and disgusting, and half of the pines in Verulamium Park look browned and half dead. Overall the park is looking tired, and starting to really let St Albans and the historic... More 

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Thank Wildflower26
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are fortunate to live a very short walk from the park, and frequently visit either for a planned walk with family dog or en route to St Albans town centre. For such a historic site there seems to be limited investment in catering outlets and public convenience for visitors. There is a stunning museum and a new water-fun play... More 

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England, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Regularly visit the park for a stroll and occasional food and drink in the excellent cafe. Lots of wild birds on the lake (e.g. swans, ducks, geese, herons) and the occasional excitingly different 'spot'; today we spotted a kingfisher by the river. Informed a mum nearby (just in case interested, as you do!) with two young children who responded that... More 

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Thank banshee48
Reay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy a walk around the park to see what birds are on the lakes, enjoy the trees and the vista to The Abbey.

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Thank Liz R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park with museum and Roman ruins to visit. Attractions naturally closed on the public holiday but a 5 km run was underway and both the participants and competitors were very friendly to casual walkers Nice lake and a cafe which was sadly too busy, but only because we arrived with everybody as it opened and as the run finished.... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well kept park, with good parking, excellent facilities, and lots of grass for you to,wonder and kids to run around in safely.

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St Albans Herts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I live about 5 miles away and have got into the habit, in recent years on Boxing Day, of driving over to the park and haing a walk round with our little dog. It seems to be a really popular venue as it's always very busy. There is a little cafe/seating area offering a range of snack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit as couples or as a family lots to see and even on cold days the views are amazing

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