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The Shrine of St Alban

The Shrine of St Alban is a site of national Pilgrimage and people have been coming here for over 1700 years. It is used as a place of prayer and stillness by visitors every day. Photo: Tim Bull

The Longest Nave in England

At 85 metres, St Albans Cathedral has the longest Nave in England. Photo: Luke Watson.

The Watching Loft

From the Watching Loft, monks and townsmen kepts guard over Alban's Shrine.

The Nave Statues

Seven statues of martyrs, sculpted by Rory Young and installed in the niches of the medieval nave screen in 2015.

Stunning Medieval Wall paintings

The Cathedral has one of the oldest and most extensive series of medieval wall paintings surviving today, ranging from the late 12th century to the 16th century.

The Bell Tower

St Albans is the only major church in England with a great crossing tower of the 11th century still standing.

The Lady Chapel

This 14th Century extension to the church is dedicated to Mary the Mother of Jesus.

The Rose Window

The magnificently coloured glass by Alan Younger was added to Grimthorpe's north transept rose window and unveiled in 1989 by Diana, Princess of Wales.

Choral Evensong

Time your visit to enjoy the beautiful singing of the Cathedral Choirs at Evensong. Weekdays 5pm; Saturdays 4pm; Sunday 6.30pm. Please note, outside of term time there may be a visiting choir or a short said service.

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