A warm welcome awaits you and your group at St Albans Cathedral
There are so many themes to explore at the Cathedral. Our expert guides can provide a general tour or tailor content to suit your group's interests - you can see some of the themed tours available below.
To ensure you get the most out of your time here, group tours need to be pre-booked.
Please get in touch to discuss your Group's requirements and to book your visit.
Tel: 01727 890200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices start at £7 per person.
For school and student groups, please contact the Education Centre on 01727 890212.
New for 2018 - The 12 Days of Christmas Tour
From 1 Madonna Statue, through to 12 Apostles Watching via the 5 Advent Candles, join our Cathedral guides on a special seasonal tour using the popular seasonal tune ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and the Cathedral building as inspiration. On this tour, which lasts about 45 minutes, you will learn about the history of the building but also discover some new and fascinating facts and be shown some of the lesser little known treasures around the Cathedral.
£7 per person (£6.50 concessions). Available on selected dates in December.
Special Interest Tours
(c) Chris Christodoulou
Music: Learn all about the impressive Harrison organ and the lively choral tradition of the Cathedral.
Tower Tours: Get the best views of St Albans from the top of the Norman Tower. Groups can also learn about change ringing at the Cathedral form one of the ringers as part of this tour
Textiles: See the Cathedral's beautiful collection of modern and traditional altar frontals and vestments. There is also an opportunity to see restoration and new work in progress.
Flowers: Hear from a member of the Cathedral's Flower Guild how flowers are used to enhance the building.
Pilgrimage: Discover the history of pilgrimage to St Alban's Shrine and its continuation in the 21st century.
Other popular tours include the Cathedral as a Place of Worship, Architecture, Graffiti, Stained Glass and the Medieval Wall Paintings.
We also run a special tour with the St Albans City Guides - From Monastic to Market Town: A Tale of Power & Conflict. This tour has been devised to offer groups a new experience which encompasses all the City's major highlights in one go, starting at the Old Town Hall in the city centre, and finishing at the Shrine of St Alban inside the Cathedral.
Any of the tours may be combined with attendance at one of our regular services or a time for group prayer. You can also book lunch or refreshments at the Abbot's Kitchen.
"The Hitchin U3A Architecture group would like to thank our tour guide and all the staff at the Cathedral for making our visit yesterday a wonderful experience. We had a very interesting and informative tour of such a beautiful and spiritual building that amazed us at every turn. A truly architectural delight." Hitchin U3A