Hotels Loch Fyne St Albans St Albans
Loch Fyne St Albans is part of a chain of seafood restaurants. The business began as an oyster fishery on the shores of Loch Fyne and now encompasses more than 40 outlets across the UK.
The St Albans restaurant is located in a listed building and has an outdoor terrace area with seating for 50 people. There is also a bar and a counter selling fresh fish. The menu is predominantly fish dishes but there are a few meat and vegetarian options. As well as the à la carte menu there is a set two course lunch available from 12 noon to 7pm. Children’s meals are free at weekends to 6pm. Private parties of up to 20 can be accommodated in a separate room.
Opening hours are 12 noon to 9.30pm Mondays to Wednesdays, 10am to 10pm Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 10.30pm Saturdays, and 10am to 9.30pm Sundays. There is public parking nearby in the town centre.
Hotels St Albans Cathedral St Albans
The full title of this church is the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban and it is a Church of England cathedral in the diocese of St Albans. Although the Benedictine abbey disappeared in the 16th century Dissolution of the Monasteries, the cathedral is still locally called "the Abbey".
St Alban was a 3rd century Romano-British martyr and the veneration of his burial site means that the cathedral can claim to be the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in the UK. A shrine developed into a Saxon basilica, but the basis of today’s building is the Norman church begun in 1077: the tower is the most significant remaining part of that period. At the time of its building it was the largest in England, and is till today the second longest cathedral. Later architectural styles of decorated and perpendicular gothic are also in evidence as modifications and rebuilding were undertaken. Major restoration was undertaken in the 19th century, some of it controversial and considered out of keeping with the original. The church was designated a cathedral in 1877.
The Cathedral is open daily from 8.30am to 5.45pm and there is a shop and café. For details of services see the website.