Welcome to St Albans, which boasts a rich heritage spanning more than 2000 years. Join our fully trained guides and explore the fascinating history of the city on one of our many walking tours. Discover the most picturesque and interesting areas, 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 programme of public walks for the year are listed on 2017 Calendar of Public Walks page, and an outline of each walk can be found on the Walks and Talks - What We Offer
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. Click on the blue buttons below to find out more.
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.