Heritage Days in St Albans

Every September a vast number of volunteers organise at least 5,000 events across England, to celebrate our history and culture.

In St Albans, we have three towers playing an important role in our heritage celebrations  this weekend.

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St Albans Clock Tower

The Clock Tower has extended opening hours, and is putting on a display of the local suffragette heroine, Constance Lytton. Here, you can climb the 93 steps to the top of the only medieval town belfry in England and enjoy the magnificent views of the Cathedral, the city and the surrounding countryside. Check here for opening times and other details

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View from the Clock Tower

Having enjoyed the view from here, you can nip across to the Cathedral and climb the 211 steps there, winding through the narrow staircases and passageways to the roof of the Norman Tower. You can catch your breath while you pause to admire the enchanting rose window and the Cathedral bells. Check here for access details and times of the tower tours.

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View from Cathedral, with Clock Tower in foreground and St Peter’s in the background

On Sunday 9th, the tower of St Peter’s Church is also joining in, when it opens for the Three Towers Challenge and a group of enthusiastic people will climb the three towers. If you’re in the local area be sure to pop over to see the event, starting at St Peter’s at 14:00.

And yes, I’m one of the mad people taking the clambering challenge! I hope to see some of you there – all support welcome.

Timetable:
14.00 St Peter’s Tower
15.15 St Albans Cathedral Tower
16.30 St Albans Clock Tower

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 7 September 2018

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