Are You Up for a Towering Challenge?

On Sunday 10th September a brand new event is taking place to celebrate Heritage Open Days 2017 – the St Albans Three Towers Challenge.  This is your chance to climb over 800 steps and get a bird’s eye view of St Albans from three historic landmarks. 

12 FREE tickets are available to scale the heights of the Clock Tower, St Peter’s Tower and the Cathedral Tower.

Your efforts won’t go unrewarded – as well as enjoying spectacular views, those who complete all three climbs will receive a Three Towers Challenge medal after the final climb at St Albans Cathedral. 

Jill Singer, St Albans Civic Society, said, "The Tower Challenge is a really exciting way to encourage visitors to not only get a little exercise but also to experience the magnificent views from the summits of three of St Albans' most beautiful, medieval buildings. The surprisingly green and pleasant lands surrounding historic St Albans can still be seen from the roof tops of these attractions."

The challenge starts at 13.00 at the city’s iconic Clock Tower, moving swiftly on to the highest point in St Albans - St Peter’s Tower at 14.00, and finishing with the Cathedral Tower at 15.15 (estimated end time 16.15).

How to Apply for a Challenge Place

To apply for a place please email by Wednesday 6th September. You will be notified if you have a place on Thursday 7th September.  Good luck!

The Challenge is open to everyone aged 12 and over (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). 

You can apply for a maximum of 2 places.

Visitors taking the tour need to be fit enough to manage the climbs. Anyone who suffers from vertigo or claustrophobia should not attempt it. Due to the physical nature of the tours, we reserve the right to refuse admittance.

This is just one of the many events for Heritage Open Days that you can enjoy in St Albans.  We also have Tower Tours on Saturday and Sunday – there are full details in the Heritage Open Days brochure.


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