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.

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.
  • Illuminated Wall Paintings - discover the story behind the finest set of wall paintings in any medieval cathedral in England. Now including the wonderful new state of the art light projections on four of the paintings in the Nave which reveal how they may have looked in their medieval glory. 
  • Up the Tower - explore our thrilling tower for unrivalled views of the Cathedral and the Hertfordshire countryside.

And not forgetting tours on:

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

General Tours: £7 per person (£6.50 concession)

Specialist Tours: £9 per person (£8.50 concession)

Tower Tours: £9.50 per person (£9 concession)

Tower Tour + one of our other tours for a full day experience: £14 per person (£13.50 concession)

Book now

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]

Information on Booked Guided Tours

For school and student groups, please contact our Award Winning Education Centre on 01727 890212.

Photo Credit: Martin Skitt