Be transported back in time to the medieval abbey as you encounter the fantastic stories of the abbey’s past under candlelight

This Autumn welcomes back St Albans Cathedral’s Abbey by Night after a two year break, with the addition of fantastic new elements and characters.

As darkness descends, you will meet the characters - from men and women to monks and pilgrims - to whom this great abbey was a home and see, hear, feel and even smell the inspiring tales they have to tell.

Upon entrance to the building, expect the scent of frankincense, the sounds of monk’s music, and the hustle and bustle of a lively medieval abbey at work as time rewinds several centuries. 

Watch history come to life in this truly unique experience.

Tickets: £15* - includes a glass of wine on arrival.

*Visitors must be 12yrs+



18 March 8pm*  8.30pm*

*This time is the start of the experience. Please arrive 15 minutes before to receive a briefing and complimentary glass of wine.

How long does the experience last?

The experience lasts approximately 1 hour.

Are there any restrictions?
  • Visitors must be 12yrs+.
  • Abbey by Night events contain limited numbers to ensure an atmospheric experience, so we advise advance bookings.

  • There is NO photography allowed on this experience.
  • Please note that a small portion of this experience is outside, so please be prepared for all weathers.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your booking time to ensure you do not miss the start of your experience. You will also receive a briefing and complimentary glass of wine.
  • There is strictly no parking at the Cathedral. Please use nearby city car parks.  
How do I book?

You can book using our online Box Office system below.