Our Cathedral Guides are ready and waiting to welcome your group to St Albans Cathedral and share its wonderful stories with you. Tours are often the highlight of many group’s visit and we can tailor your tour around your interests!

We offer tours in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian – please mention language and any other requirements at the first stage of booking.

All group visits to St Albans Cathedral should be booked in advance. Please do contact us to discuss your visit further. 

There may be times of the year where we are unable to accommodate your booking due to other events or services - for example the first 2 weeks of September, when we host the University of Hertfordshire graduation ceremonies. 

Discover the Cathedral

The Story of St Albans Cathedral - our standard tour covers over 1700 years of history where you will learn about the story of Alban, discover our two beautifully restored medieval shrines, see our illuminated wall paintings, and meet the many fascinating characters who make up the wonderful history of this building.

We also offer a full range of Specialist Tours, including:

  • The Power of Pilgrimage - learn about the practice of pilgrimage in the oldest site of Christian pilgrimage in Britain. Time your visit around the 25 June, the annual St Albans Pilgrimage, one of the highlights of the Cathedral year.
  • Grand Designs - learn about the skills of medieval builders and craftsmen, including stone and wood carving, stained glass, bell casting, wall painting and illuminated manuscripts. See how achievements of science and faith are brought together in this magnificent building.
  • Up the Tower - explore our thrilling tower for unrivalled views of the Cathedral and the Hertfordshire countryside. For more information on our Tower Tours, including upcoming dates, please see here

And not forgetting tours on:

  • Stained Glass
  • Architecture
  • The Victorian Restoration
  • Heraldry
  • The Abbey Precincts
Tour Prices 

General Tours: £8 per person (£7 concession)

Specialist Tours: £10 per person (£9 concession)

Tower Tours: £15 per person (£12 concession)

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Information on Booked Guided Tours

We very much hope you’ll come and visit soon. Please get in touch to discuss your Group’s requirements and to book your visit.

Tel: 01727 890200

Email: [email protected]

For school and student groups, please see our school pages.

Photo Credit: Martin Skitt