St. Albans is a city in Hertfordshire known for its beautiful architecture and history. Located within London's commuter belt, the city is ideal for those looking to escape the capital for a day of adventure.
For culture - The Verulamium Museum
Located on one of Britain’s largest Roman sites, the Verulamium Museum hosts a range of artefacts from the Roman period. It was built in the 1930s after excavations were carried out by British archaeologist Mortimer Wheeler and his wife, Tessa Wheeler. Inside you’ll experience the recreated Roman rooms, explore touch-screen databases and see the mosaics, which the museum is renowned for. There is also a wide range of information from the town’s Iron Age settlements available to visitors.
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For fun - De Havilland Aircraft Museum
This museum was the first aviation museum in Britain when it opened to the public in 1959,
and is dedicated to preserving the heritage of De Havilland Aircraft Company. On-site, there are multiple planes and engines, including aircraft that were involved in World War 1, and the De Havilland Mosquito operations of WW2.
Don't miss - St. Albans Cathedral
Known to be founded in the 8th century by the Normans, the cathedral is built over the site where Alban, Britain’s first saint, was buried over 1,700 years ago. In addition to its stunning medieval wall paintings, it has the longest nave of any cathedral in England at 85-metres long. It’s free to enter and there are guided tours every day. There is also a restaurant and gift shop on site.
What's nearby - Heartwood Forest
Less than a 20-minute drive from the centre of St Albans lies an 858-acre woodland site known as Heartwood Forest. Owned and maintained by the Woodlands Trust, it holds the title of England’s largest continuous new native forest. The area is home to some of the country’s most beautiful flowers and wildlife.