The original abbey was a shrine to St Alban, England's first Christian martyr. The present building, dominated by its Norman tower, was started in 1077 and underwent many alterations. The façade dates from 1879. Interesting features inside include the nave screen (1350), the reredos (1484), the Lady Chapel (1320), the shrine of St Alban, exquisite medieval wall paintings and ceiling panels.
All your travel news: our automobile, motorcycle and tyre tips and good deals, routes, traffic updates and road network flashes, motoring services on your route and future innovations. Subscribe to the Michelin newsletter
Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin will process your email address in order to manage your subscription to the Michelin newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link included in the newsletter. Learn more