City Walks start outside the Old Town Hall in Market Place and take from an hour to an hour and a half, exploring the immense and engaging history of St Albans
Programme off to a good start - see News page for details
Discover St Albans with the Tour Guides
Welcome to St Albans, which boasts a rich heritage spanning more than 2000 years. Join our fully trained guides and explore the fascinating history on one of our many walking tours. Discover the most picturesque and interesting areas of the city, such as the medieval Clock Tower built in 1405, surviving over 600 years of use. Take an amble through the ancient marketplace where people have been walking for hundreds of years.
Take the route to the Abbey that Kings and Queens have trod in times gone by. This magnificent building, containing the shrine of St Alban, the first British Christian martyr, stands proudly dominating the city's skyline. Explore one of the finest examples of a Roman theatre in Britain. All this and much more can be seen on the guided walking tours.
The calendar lists our programme of public walks for the year, and an outline of each walk can be found on the following page. We offer a wide variety of walks, catering for those with a general interest in the history of St Albans, as well as those who have an interest in a specific aspect of the city's history
The City and District of St Albans Tour Guides was founded in 1964. Our guides are qualified to either Blue Badge or Green Badge level within the Institute of Tourist Guiding, and all have a comprehensive knowledge of local history and guiding techniques. Walks take place on most weekends throughout the year, and members of the public are welcome to meet the guide at the starting point and pay on the day. Alternatively, tickets for any walk can be purchased from the Tourist Information Office in St Albans.