Visit to St Alban's Cathedral and Gorhambury
| St Alban's Cathedral and Gorhambury
A guided visit to the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, Britain's first martyr in the 3rd century. The central point of this early Norman building is the Shrine to St Alban, set up in 1308. Lunch will be in the Chapter House cafe.
Gorhambury is the home of the Earl and Countess of Verulam. Lady Verulam is an artist and has kindly agreed to show members her studio. A guided tour of the neo-Palladian house (1777-1784) will follow. The picture collection contains works by Van Dyke, Hillyard and Reynolds. The ruins of the original Elizabethan house can be seen in the grounds.