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  View of St. Albans Cathedral from Verulamium Park, St. Albans, Hertfordshire,  England   St. Albans Cathedral from Verulamium Park.

Looking across the lake in Verulamium Park with the cathedral dominating the landscape. The Great Tower is easily visible and the South Transept can be seen projecting from it towards the camera.

This park is on the site of the Roman town of Verulamium and covers about 100 acres. Alban, a Roman citizen, was executed outside Verulamium in AD 250 and was the first Christian martyr in Britain.

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  View of Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Inn, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Inn.

This ancient inn is octagonal in shape and is said to be the oldest licensed inhabited inn in England. It was rebuilt in 1600 on Medieval foundations.

The name derives from the practice of cock fighting for which it was a renowned centre.

 

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  View of the Medieval Clock Tower, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   The Medieval Clock Tower.

This tower was built in 1403, in what was then the centre of Medieval St. Albans, and is one of the few bell towers of that age to survive. The original bell 'Gabriel' is still in place.

It was built as a political statement by the townspeople to show that they were not totally dependant on the abbey and could sound their own hours and curfew.

The tower is open to the public at Weekends and Bank Holidays. French Row is to the left of the tower.

 

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  Photograph of the Roman Wall, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   This is the longest remaining section of Roman wall which originally would have surrounded Verulamium.

This can be reached by following a path, in Verulamium Park, called 'The Causeway' which goes through a wooded area as can be seen in the picture.

 

 

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