Getting to know St. Albans

It is often said, that the place where you live is usually the last place you visit and explore. Think about how many places all over the country, and abroad, where you go on holiday, take day trips to, and research and plan your itinerary for your stay there, and yet you don’t know about all the interesting and inspiring things you might be able to do on your own doorstep.

On 23 and 24 January 2016, residents are being offered the opportunity to become tourists for the weekend, and visit the many places in and around St. Albans which they might not have explored before. The initiative has been named Residents: Enjoy St Albans, and has five different themes – Roman, Creative, Heritage, Active, and Nature.

The weekend will see a variety of events, tours, activities and behind-the-scenes discoveries, opening doors to unseen areas of the cultural and geographical heritage of the region. If you follow the Roman pathway, you can visit the Verulamium Museum, and Town Hall and New Museum Project. The Creative pathway includes the Maltings Arts Theatre – a lively, buzzing fringe venue in the centre of St. Albans, and the Abbey Theatre – about half a mile south of St. Albans, at the foot of Holywell Hill. The Heritage pathway includes the famous Clock Tower, and also the Redbournbury Mill – the last working mill on the River Ver.

If you’re feeling like something a bit more physical after all that Christmas lethargy, then the Active or Nature pathways might be the best options, including the Batchwood Golf Course and Leisure Centre, open for visitors, or a walk through Heartwood Forest, Sandridge.

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Posted on January 19th 2016

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