Adventures around St Albanswith PlusBus

Once the third largest city in Roman Britain, St Albans today has some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall paintings outside the Mediterranean. You can see them in the Verulamium Museum, easy to get to with a PlusBus ticket. Just add PlusBus when you buy your train ticket or when you arrive at the station and follow the directions below. There's lots more to see and do here too: independent shops and cafes, ancient pubs and a Norman cathedral. Take a bus out of the city and you can visit a working eighteenth-century flour mill on the banks of the River Ver.

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  • Great for: architecture | family | history | mills | museums | parks and gardens | Romans |
  • Refreshments: lots of great cafes, restaurants and pubs.
  • Please note: researched/updated in October 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. St Albans Cathderal

    Medieval wall paintings, a shrine to Saint Alban, Britain’s first saint, a Norman tower and the longest nave in Britain: St Albans cathedral has so many things to shout about it’s no wonder that visitors and pilgrims have been heading here for centuries.

    • The cathedral is free to visit, has a shop and cafe and is close to the fabulous Verulamium Park. There are also events throughout the year, including concerts, trails and light shows. The cathedral is about 20 minutes walk from St Albans City railway station along a rather busy road. Luckily there are regular buses to help you get closer.
    • How do I get to St Albans cathedral by bus? From St Albans City railway station, hop on bus 301 and bus 302  from Stop A and get off at the stop called Police Station. The cathedral is a few minutes’ walk from here. Walk up Victoria Street in the direction the bus was going and you will see the city’s neoclassical Museum + Gallery ahead.
    • Skirt round the museum and turn left along Market Place to take in some of the city’s most characterful old buildings, including the medieval clock tower. At the end of the road, turn right on the High Street and immediately left through an old tunnel and alleyway called Waxhouse Gate to see the cathedral ahead of you.
    • For more car-free adventures in the area, check out our guide to nearby Hatfield