The Thames Valley Sights


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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