St Albans

The oldest continuous site of Christian worship and the shrine of Britain’s first Christian saint, St Alban, this stunning cathedral dominates the city. After the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century it became a parish church and in 1877 a cathedral. The restoration of the 19th century (the tower would have collapsed otherwise) was controversial, but at least meant we can still stand in awe of it today.

St Albans is a bustling town full of interesting things to see and shops to explore. There are plenty of cafés to keep you refreshed along the way, too.