Abbey Line Days Out! is an initiative aimed at encouraging the local community to travel to events and attractions using the Abbey line train services. The scheme also has a ‘passport’ featuring selected attractions in Watford and St Albans where visitors can get their passport stamped when they visit. The ‘passport’ also has ‘to do lists’ to help and encourage young train passengers, covering topics such as; ‘Planning a journey and at the station, On the train, Safety and train signs’. It is a great introduction to the trains, especially for young ones travelling on the train for the first time.
A copy of the Abbey Line Days Out Passport ! can be picked up from Watford Museum, St Albans Museum & Gallery, Verulamium Museum or by contacting the Partnership Development Officer via email email@example.com.
Here are just some of the things to do on and around the Abbey Line:
Nature and Health
- Get active and enjoy Nature and Health walks in Hertfordshire including the Abbey Line trail and Abbey flyer walks. See our dedicated page here for maps and further information.
Parks and Greenspaces
- Cassiobury Park – the largest public open space in Watford comprising of over 190 acres. Parts of the park are designated as a Local Nature Reserve and also has a wide variety of sports facilities and attractions for children and hosts a number of events each year.
- Verulamium Park – set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities. The Park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands. The City walls and outline of the London Gate can still be seen.
Museums and Heritage
- St Albans Museum + Gallery (opening 8 June 2018) – a brand new centre for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities. Free admission!
- Watford Museum – housed in the former Benskins Brewery Mansion. The Fire Museum is opposite and houses fire brigade memorabilia and hosts a number of open days each year.
- St Albans Cathedral – Its architecture is a blend of many different periods, and its great tower includes Roman bricks salvaged from the ruins of Verulamium. It is best known for the shrine of St Alban, Britain’s first Christian Saint.
- Verulamium Museum – an award-winning museum, displaying beautiful objects from the Roman City of Verulamium.
- Watford Colosseum – 1,309 seat venue in the heart of Watford for live events, music and entertainment.
- Watford Palace Theatre – provides theatre and film at the heart of Watford Town Centre.
- Abbey Theatre, St Albans – Built and run entirely by members, we’re all about providing high-quality, affordable theatre to the local community.
- Intu Watford shopping Centre. Visit their website (click here).
- Vicarage Road Stadium, home to Watford FC. Visit their website (click here).
- Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. Visit their website (click here).
- St Albans Traditional Street Market. Find out more here.
- St Albans South Signal box. Built in 1892, this Midland Railway signal box contains a 44 lever frame dating from 1904 or before. It is the largest such box in preservation, and one of the few boxes open to the public next to a busy operational main line. Find out more here and to arrange a visit click here.
DISCLAIMER: The above information is sourced from the Attractions’ listed social media pages and websites. Please refer to the individual attractions for up to date information before you visit.
Safe and Happy travels on the Abbey Line !