St Albans on New Year’s Day

December 27th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
St Albans on New Year’s Day

If you mean to start the New Year as you intend to go on what better way to get out on an Historic walk. St Albans Tour guides offer a range of walks and talks to suit most interests. The can also cater for private groups, with a wide range of bespoke walks and illustrated talks on subjects of local interest. And on Monday 1st January 2018 at 11 am you can join a public walk called Historic St Albans: A City Revealed.

Living in or around St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, you are duty bound to know about your 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. The Tour covers well known and lesser known sites of the City and you will hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks. Find out what is unique to St Albans and see its Medieval clock tower and parish memorials.

The City Walks start outside the Clock Tower in High Street, unless otherwise stated, and take approximately an hour and a half.  Just turn up on the day of the walk and pay the guide it’s £5 for adults, and £2 for children.

At other times of the year there are a whole programme of City Walk to reveal the layers of the historic city of St Albans form;  Fishpool Street rags & riches taking in 72 listed buildings which range from a manor to workmen’s cottages. To Coaching Inns, at one time, stabling was required for over 2000 horses  in St Albans, to Medieval Lives and Historic Pubs of St Albans, for centuries, the innkeepers provided hospitality for pilgrims, travellers, market traders and locals alike, some long gone, others re-invented and some that remain virtually unchanged.