Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

St Albans: Where Roman Ruins Meet 21st Century Britain

St Albans Cathedral

“There’s an ancient Roman city just 20 minutes outside of London?”

Although Britain is well known for its vast history, many people are surprised to learn that over 2,000 years worth of the island’s past can be found just a short train ride north of London in St Albans.

A lively market town that skilfully offers modern attractions in a Roman setting, complete with a good dose of medieval architecture, this fair-sized city doesn’t need to work hard to impress its guests.

Over 2,000 years of history on display

St Albans, which once answered to the name Verulamium, has undeniably been dealt a winning hand in historical terms.

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This entry was posted on May 6, 2014 by in Cities, Destinations, Europe, Travel Style.
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