Heritage Open Day 2018


There are historic displays within the church. The church tower is the highest point in St Albans and on a clear day offers distant views of the Wembley Arch and Canary Wharf as well as striking views of St Albans and the surrounding countryside. Access to the tower roof is subject to weather conditions and there is an age restriction. There is a large churchyard with orchard, wildflower meadow, storyteller's circle and Garden of Hope with Tree of Life memorial sculpture.

Opening Times

  • Sunday 9th September: Church: 2pm-5pm; Tower tours: 3pm & 4pm

Booking Details

Tower tour numbers are limited to 12 per tour and places will be allocated on the day on a first-come first-served basis from 1.30pm.


The church is generally accessible to wheelchair users, but the tower is accessible only via a narrow spiral staircase and, to roof level, by a very steep ladder. Under 9s are not allowed on the roof due to the steepness and height of the last ladder. There will be no access to the roof in bad weather.

Additional information

Three Towers Challenge

Are you up for a challenge? Back by popular demand after the inaugural Challenge last year, this is your chance to climb over 800 steps and
get a bird’s eye view of St Albans from three historic landmarks.

12 FREE tickets are available to scale the heights of the Clock Tower, St Peter’s Tower and the Cathedral Tower on Sunday 9 September.
Your efforts won’t go unrewarded – as well as enjoying spectacular views, those who complete all three climbs will receive a Three Towers
Challenge medal after the final climb at the Clock Tower.
The challenge starts at 2pm at the highest point in St Albans - St Peter’s Tower, moves swiftly on to the iconic Cathedral Tower at 3.15pm and ends at the unique Clock Tower at 4.30pm (estimated end time 5pm).

To apply for a place email by Wednesday 5 September to stalbanscivicsociety@gmail.com.

You will be notified whether or not you have a place on Thursday 6 September.

The Challenge is open to everyone aged 12 and over. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.You can apply for a maximum of two places.
Visitors taking the tours need to be fit enough to manage the climbs. Anyone who suffers from vertigo or claustrophobia should not attempt it. Due to the physical nature of the tours we reserve the right to refuse admittance.


St Peter's is the large church which commands the northern end of St Peter's Street, near the roundabout junction of St Peter's Street and Hatfield Road.

Heritage Open Days events around St Albans

Please click here for details of all the attractions you can visit between 6-9 and 13-16 September.

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