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Tankerfield House Boutique B&B St. Albans

Walk Around This Special Location

Cathedral and Rural Route

Walk through the grassy Abbey Orchard down to the Fighting Cocks Pub and into Roman Verulamium: parkland, lake, aquatic bird life and Heron Island. Or take a parallel route through the ancient Abbey Gateway and down Abbey Mill Lane lined with trees, cottages, seasonal wild flowers, grasses and bird song. Visit the Roman Hypocaust Museum before exiting into St. Michael’s Village. Here you’ll find two more museums within a village atmosphere consisting of cottages, church, primary school, two country-style pubs and the Waffle House at the water mill. Cross the much-photographed bridge, loop back up medieval Fishpool Street and you’re back outside Tankerfield House....round trip 30 minutes.

The following photographs have been taken from the foot of Tankerfield House.

White Cottages

Abbey Gate Way

Abbey Mill Lane

The Fighting Cocks

Verulam Park

Bridge over the Ver

The Urban Route

On our other corner, you’ll find George Street with its string of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops that starts off the City Centre. Pay special attention to fourteenth-century No. 18/19 . Once known as the Antelope Inn, it is depicted in a painting by Buckler (1824). Walk along George Street for the length of the Cathedral and you’ll be in the Market Place under the Clock Tower in the heart of the City Centre. A myriad of leading restaurants, cafes and main stores await you, with the added bonus of the Alban Arena for cutting-edge entertainment from stand-up comedy and spectaculars to an audience with Renowned Englishwoman, Miss Joan Collins.

Enjoy our unique views

Our double views are a feature of Tankerfield House. First, we have the rural view. This overlooks the Cathedral, white-washed medieval cottages, cobbled Abbey Gateway and grassy Abbey Orchard that leads into Verulamium park. Then we have the urban view. You’ll see all the way up George Street with its cafes, restaurants and boutique shops until the Market Place and heart of the City Centre.