St Albans attractions

St Albans attractions

St AlbansSt Albans is in Hertfordshire, one of the Home Counties lying to the north of Greater London. To its east is Essex, to the west is Buckinghamshire and to the north are Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. In this historical county you will find Britain's first Garden City at Letchworth, Roman remains at St Albans, the undulating chalk hills of the Chilterns, leafy lanes, quaint villages and some of the prettiest landscapes in southern Britain.

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Attractions Herts County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts. AL3 7PT. Tel: 01582 792626. Traditional County Show held annually on the 2nd bank holiday in May. www.hertsshow.com. About 5 miles north of St Albans. The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1. The Showground is signposted from the motorway.

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Attractions Hertford Castle, SG14 1HR. Tel: 01992 584322. The building often referred to as Hertford Castle is in fact the gatehouse. The castle itself no longer stands but occupied the enclosed area behind the gatehouse. For 300 years a Royal Palace stood within the flint walls having previously been one of a series of castles built for defence purposes. James I of Scotland was a prisoner at Hertford Castle, as were the Templars. Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood at both Hatfield House and Hertford Castle. Location: 8 miles east of St Albans in the centre of Hertford.

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Attractions Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ. Tel: 01707 287010. A fine Jacobean House, the home of the Marquess of Salisbury. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout Hatfield House such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass window in the private chapel. Visitors can enjoy the scented garden and fountains, and view the famous knot garden adjoining the Tudor Old Palace where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. About 3 miles east of St Albans.

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 AttractionsCathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, AL1 1BY. Tel: + 44 (0) 1727 860780. The Cathedral is situated in the centre of the historic city of St Albans. It is open from 0800 to 1745 all year round. (We close at 1300 on Christmas Day). Please enter by the West Door. Location: In the centre of St Albans.

 Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban

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