Tourism and travel

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St Albans, Hertfordshire’s only city, has been welcoming visitors from far afield for over 2,000 years. First known as Verlamion, the Romans changed the name to Verulamium. By the early Middle Ages the city had become known as St Albans, after the first British Christian martyr, St Alban, who is reputed to be buried on the site where the Cathedral & Abbey Church now stands.

Our new visitor website,, has all the information you need to plan your visit to St Albans City and District.

Enjoy St Albans

Everything you need to know, including:

- Local attractions and places to visit

- Searchable 'What's On' list with info on all the events

- Accommodation listings

- Information on markets and shopping

- St Albans Tourist & Information Centre

- History of St Albans from Iron Age to present day

Webcam - what is the weather like today in St Albans?

St Albans Visitor Economy Strategy 2013-18

The council has drawn up a visitor economy strategy to increase visitor numbers to the city and district. Click below for more information.

St Albans Visitor Economy Strategy

Date of last review: 24 May 2013