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Ye Old Fighting Cocks St Albans, Hertfordshire, said to be the oldest pub in the UK, dates from 793, it is thought that there are tunnels running between the Cathedral and the pub's beer cellars which were once used by monks

Ye Old Fighting Cocks St Albans, Hertfordshire, said to be the oldest pub in the UK, dates from 793, it is thought that there are tunnels running between the Cathedral and the pub's beer cellars which were once used by monks

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St Albans Cathedral carving by Brendan McQuillan - a stone carving and a magnificent feat of ancient engineering and craftsmanship

St Albans Cathedral carving by Brendan McQuillan - a stone carving and a magnificent feat of ancient engineering and craftsmanship

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Gorhambury House, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Impressive Palladian house built in the years 1777-84 with monumental portico designed by Sir Robert Taylor & commissioned by James Bucknall Grimston, 3rd Viscount Grimston. It replaced Old Gorhambury House, which was left to fall into ruin on the property. It remains the home of the Earl of Verulam.

Gorhambury House, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Impressive Palladian house built in the years 1777-84 with monumental portico designed by Sir Robert Taylor & commissioned by James Bucknall Grimston, 3rd Viscount Grimston. It replaced Old Gorhambury House, which was left to fall into ruin on the property. It remains the home of the Earl of Verulam.

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St Albans Clock Tower, Hertforshire, UK by Howard Somerville, via Flickr. I grew up in St Albans and cannot remember how often I passed this local landmark or looked across the city from the roof.

St Albans Clock Tower, Hertforshire, UK by Howard Somerville, via Flickr. I grew up in St Albans and cannot remember how often I passed this local landmark or looked across the city from the roof.

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25 day trips from London. I've done many already, but I'd love to go back and adventure more to the new ones.

25 day trips from London. I've done many already, but I'd love to go back and adventure more to the new ones.

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