Explore the grounds of St Albans Cathedral with our tree trail

Trees have been part of the fabric of the Cathedral - both inside and out - ever since people first began to worship here. 

Now, more than ever, the Cathedral recognises its responsibility to safeguard our trees - each tree is a home for wildlife, has a unique history, and keeps St Albans and its people healthy.

Our tree trail is fun for the whole family. Discover the history of some of the most ancient trees in St Albans, learn to recognise the different species and find out all about their uses and symbolism, past and present.

The trail takes around 45 minutes to complete, beginning with the famous cedar tree in Sumpter Yard and ending in the Abbey Orchard. 

The Tree Trail is on sale in the Cathedral Shop for £2.

Join us on this new tour to explore the fascinating woodwork in the Cathedral, focusing on skilled carpentry from the medieval to modern times. 


Afterlife of Trees Tour

Join one of our experienced guides to discover beautiful wood carvings in the Cathedral.

This tour has been devised to compliment the St Albans Museum + Gallery exhibition, The Remarkable World of Trees.

Dates and Times

Wednesday 24 November, 1.30pm

Wednesday 5 January, 1.30pm

Saturday 8 January, 11.30am

Tuesday 11 January, 11.00am

Wednesday 19 January, 1.30pm

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Afterlife of Trees Trail

Can't make the guided tours? Pick up an Afterlife of Trees leaflet instead and discover the afterlife of trees in St Albans Cathedral at your own pace.

The Afterlife of Trees Trail is on sale in the Cathedral Shop for £2.