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A warm welcome awaits you and your group at St Albans Cathedral

We have a wide range of guided tours for groups. Our team of expert guides can provide a general tour or tailor it to take into account your group's particular interests.

NEW for 2017 – Twelve Days of Christmas Group Tour 

 

Taking inspiration from the traditional song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, groups can enjoy a new tour of the Cathedral this December.  Accompanied by one of the Cathedral’s expert guides, the tour explores this magnificent building at Christmas, revealing quirky and little known festive facts along the way. 

After the tour, groups can also enjoy mince pies and mulled wine in the Abbot's Kitchen (optional).

The tour is available on selected dates in December.  To find out more or to book please call 01727 890200 or email mail@stalbanscathedral.org

 

Special Interest Tours

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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.

 

Recent Feedback 

"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

 

Please get in touch to discuss your Group's requirements and to book your visit.

Tel: 01727 890200 or email mail@stalbanscathedral.org

For school and student groups, please contact the Education Centre on 01727 890212.

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