Walk the outline of St Albans Cathedral in the company of one of our experienced guides.

Stand on the hillside where Alban, Britain’s First Saint, was martyred and discover how Alban’s church has survived revolt, collapse and decay.

Hear the stories of the communities and people who have loved and saved it over the centuries – monks, martyrs, parishioners, Victorian restorers, royals and archbishops.

See how the Cathedral continues to grow and change into the 21st century.

Visitor Information

The Great Survivor Tour will run at 2.30pm on the following dates.

Wednesdays: 23 and 30 September and 7, 14, 21 and 28 October

Saturdays: 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 October

The Great Survivor tour takes place outside and will run in all weathers. 


Tickets are available from the Box Office below, or in person in the Cathedral Shop, located in the Welcome Centre.

Adults: £7

Concessions: £6

Children under 16: £3

Under 5s: Free

How long does the tour last?

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. It will leave from the 220 year old Cedar Tree (near the Welcome Centre) promptly at 2.30pm.

Are there any restrictions?

Places on The Great Survivor tours are limited to six per group.