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 starting again in April every Saturday and from June on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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


Tickets are available from the Box Office below.

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 12 per group at present.

Booking closes at 4pm the day before the tour.