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Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park Review

Adjacent to the Verulamium Museum, this park contains the usual—playground, wading pool, lake—and the unusual—Roman ruins that include part of the town hall and a hypocaust, or central-heating system. The hypocaust dates to AD 200 and included one of the first heated floors in Britain. Brick columns supported the floor, and hot air from a nearby fire was drawn underneath the floor to keep bathers warm.

    Contact Information

  • Address: St. Michael's St., St. Albans, AL3 4SW | Map It
  • Phone: 01727/751810
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Hypocaust Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. 2–4:30; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 10–3:45, Sun. 2–3:45.
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  • Location: St. Albans
Updated: 05-28-2014

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