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Magnificent 'old time' cinema proves popular in St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - A cinema, originally built during the early 1930s and operated in the city of St. Albans, has recently re-opened and restored to its former glory. The building and experience offers an evening more enjoyable than the crowded multiplex.

A stroll through a German-inspired Christmas market Special

Saint Albans - One of the delights of Christmas is strolling through festive markets, looking for unusual gifts or sampling tasty food and drink. Among the best are the German markets.

U.K.'s Butterfly World to close (update)

Saint Albans - Butterfly World, the U.K.'s foremost breeding ground and study area for typical and rare butterflies is set to close due to a lack of funding.

Six special gins tried and tasted Special

Saint Albans - Drinks tasting events provide a good way to sample different products, especially those produced by smaller distilleries or breweries. One spirit that is standing out at the moment is gin. Digital Journal visited a tasting event in St. Albans.

Climbing the medieval clock tower of St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - The market city of St Albans, located in Hertfordshire, England, has a fifteenth century clock tower. The tower is occasionally open for visitors and this spring Digital journal paid a visit.

Dining out at a historic Waterend Barn in St. Albans

Saint Albans - The Waterend Barn in St. Albans is a sixteenth century building that now functions as a comforting pub and restaurant. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Pulling a pint at the St Albans Beer Festival Special

Saint Albans - Every year the market city of St. Albans, in England, hosts a beer festival. Digital Journal slipped among the crowds this year to see what was on offer.

The Charter Market of St. Albans: Now into its 12th century Special

Saint Albans - One can go all the way back to the ninth century to document trading on market stalls along St. Peters Street in St. Albans, and now the twice weekly market is still as popular as ever in a city that was once a Roman stronghold.

Images of St Albans Cathedral Special

St Albans Cathedral (formerly St Albans Abbey) is a cathedral church at St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. This photo essay contains some images within the cathedral, as well as some exterior views.

The wonders of Butterfly World Special

Butterfly World is a visitor attraction dedicated to butterflies, insects and plant conservation. It makes for a very interesting place to visit and there are many wondrous butterflies to see.
 

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The wheel mechanism  part of the process for working the clock mechanism in the clock tower.
The wheel mechanism, part of the process for working the clock mechanism in the clock tower.
Figures overlooking the altar  representing the struggles of Christians
Figures overlooking the altar, representing the struggles of Christians
St Albans Abbey is the far-ground in this long-shot of St Albans.
St Albans Abbey is the far-ground in this long-shot of St Albans.
A view from the seats. A hush. A movie is about to be screened at The Odyssey cinema.
A view from the seats. A hush. A movie is about to be screened at The Odyssey cinema.
A view of the outside of The Odyssey  August 2016.
A view of the outside of The Odyssey, August 2016.
A range of beer to buy and take home at the St Albans Beer Festival.
A range of beer to buy and take home at the St Albans Beer Festival.
Sopwell House hotel  St. Albans. The house was once was once the country home of Lord Mountbatten.
Sopwell House hotel, St. Albans. The house was once was once the country home of Lord Mountbatten.
St Albans Charter Market
St Albans Charter Market
Long view of the St Alban Cathedral.
Long view of the St Alban Cathedral.
A pub in the center of St Albans. In the late September sun the pub is an ideal place for drinking b...
A pub in the center of St Albans. In the late September sun the pub is an ideal place for drinking beer outside.
An immense tapestry hangs from the wall in the smaller barn. It is of Tudor style  and it is said to...
An immense tapestry hangs from the wall in the smaller barn. It is of Tudor style, and it is said to be over 300 years old.
The steps leading down to the screening area  designed to capture the 1930s vibe.
The steps leading down to the screening area, designed to capture the 1930s vibe.
Five Star Swing in action at Butterfly World  August 2015.
Five Star Swing in action at Butterfly World, August 2015.
A stall selling a range of beer themed products  from t-shirts to pub signs  and from books to drink...
A stall selling a range of beer themed products, from t-shirts to pub signs, and from books to drinking glasses.
A cosy pub with an inviting fireplace is perfect after trudging around in the cold air.
A cosy pub with an inviting fireplace is perfect after trudging around in the cold air.
Wrap up warm! Crowds wandering through the various stalls at the St. Albans Christmas market.
Wrap up warm! Crowds wandering through the various stalls at the St. Albans Christmas market.
People enjoying a pint or two of beer at the St Albans Beer Festival.
People enjoying a pint or two of beer at the St Albans Beer Festival.
People wandering through the St. Albans Christmas market  looking for colorful gifts or good food.
People wandering through the St. Albans Christmas market, looking for colorful gifts or good food.
The international bar at the St Albans beer festival. The bar specialized in European beers and ales...
The international bar at the St Albans beer festival. The bar specialized in European beers and ales.
St Albans Charter Market
St Albans Charter Market