St. Albans Market
Distance from Wren Lodge: 8 – 10 min walk
Opening Times: Wednesday and Saturday
St. Albans Cathedral
St Albans Cathedral is built on what is believed to be the site of the martyrdom of St Alban. The hill upon which it stands overlooks the valley of the river Ver, beyond which lie the buried ruins of the Roman city of Verulamium.
Distance from Wren Lodge: 15 min walk
Opening Times: 8.00am – 5.45pm
Verulamium Park is set close to the Abbey. Enjoy a walk around the lake, see if you can spot the herons on the island or stop off at the historic Fighting Cocks pub for a drink or bite to eat. Then continue on to the museum.
Distance from Wren Lodge: 20 min walk
Opening Times: 24 hours
Verulamium Museum in St Albans has fascinating exhibits illustrating the area’s rich Roman history and a glimpse of everyday life in Roman Britain. Verulamium museum is invaded every second weekend in the month by Roman soldiers who demonstrate the tactics and equipment of the Roman Imperial Army.
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10-5:30 Sun 2-5
Hatfield House is a fine Jacobean house built in 1611 for the 1st Earl of Salisbury. There are superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship throughout the house. The gardens were laid out in the early 17th century and visitors can view the famous ‘knot garden’ where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. The 1,000 acre park includes woodland trails and in spring a wonderful bluebell display.
Distance from Wren Lodge: 6 miles -15 minute drive
Opening Times: Click here to visit the Hatfield House website
London is one of the great cities of the world to visit day or night. Go see the famous sights and walk through the royal parks before having a meal and taking in a show at a theatre. Trains run regularly from St Albans and take just 20 minutes.
Distance from Wren Lodge: 20 minutes by train
Opening Times: London is always open
Paris is a short 2 and a half hour journey from the wonderful St Pancras International station. The trains from St Albans can reach St Pancras in 21 minutes and are very frequent. Why not combine a trip to historic St Albans with a trip to the capital of romance.
Distance from Wren Lodge: 2 1/2 hours from St Pancras International
Opening Times: Paris never sleeps!