Pictures by Mitch

St Albans Cathedral picture by Mitch.


St Albans & the Cathedral March 2017

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We have visited many times in the past but never had a good look around the City, also a trip to the Cathedral was planned for the visit. St Albans was once an important Roman Town named Verulamium and also for Travellers heading North on the Watling Street. We decided to park within the park that lies to the West of the City, its called Verulamium park and remnants of the old Roman wall, a Mosaic Flooring, and a Roman theatre can all be found. The sun finally decided to come out on this trip so the park was filled with people enjoying the sunshine. its an easy walk up to the city centre and if you plan it correctly you should walk past a very old pub call the “Ye Old fighting Cocks’” one that claims to be the oldest in the country however many towns and cities claim this title ! Also don’t miss the 15th century Clock tower that stands within the town, however do miss the Pub near it that charged eleven pound for 2 drinks !!.



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Picture by Mitch
St Albans Cathedral
I love taking pictures inside the old Cathedrals of the Uk and I was not disappointed with this one. The Present building is Norman and was built in the 11th century but there has been a site of worship since the 8th Century on the site.
Wikipedia:
St Albans Cathedral, formally the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, and referred to locally as "the Abbey", is a Church of England cathedral in St Albans, England. Much of its architecture dates from Norman times. It ceased to be an abbey in the 16th century and became a cathedral in 1877. Although legally a cathedral church, it differs in certain particulars from most other cathedrals in England: it is also used as a parish church, of which the dean is rector with the same powers, responsibilities and duties as that of any other parish



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