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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 2014 Beer Festival took place at the Alban Arena  a venue in the heart of the city. People can b...
The 2014 Beer Festival took place at the Alban Arena, a venue in the heart of the city. People can be seen drinking beer on the balcony above the venue.
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.
St Albans Charter Market
St Albans Charter Market
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.
Crowds wander  food stalls to be seen  and the spectacular cathedral provides a splendid backdrop.
Crowds wander, food stalls to be seen, and the spectacular cathedral provides a splendid backdrop.
Art Deco features restored  a scene of the stage and screen area.
Art Deco features restored, a scene of the stage and screen area.
The main hall at the St Albans Beer Festival. People stand  happy  sipping beer. In the background m...
The main hall at the St Albans Beer Festival. People stand, happy, sipping beer. In the background many of the barrels and kegs of beer can be seen.
Side view of the Cathedral
Side view of the Cathedral
Even the carpet in the cinema carries the air of something special.
Even the carpet in the cinema carries the air of something special.
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.
St Albans Charter Market - held every Wednesday and Saturday
St Albans Charter Market - held every Wednesday and Saturday
The four-legged gravity escapement clock mechanism within the clock tower.
The four-legged gravity escapement clock mechanism within the clock tower.
A view of the market city of St Albans from atop of the clock tower.
A view of the market city of St Albans from atop of the clock tower.
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Classics. Charles plays a collection of old and new funk and soul tracks.
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Classics. Charles plays a collection of old and new funk and soul tracks.
Five Star Swing in action at Butterfly World  August 2015.
Five Star Swing in action at Butterfly World, August 2015.
Figures overlooking the altar  representing the struggles of Christians
Figures overlooking the altar, representing the struggles of Christians
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.
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.
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.
One of the food stalls at the St Albans beer festival. It s always best to line one s stomach before...
One of the food stalls at the St Albans beer festival. It's always best to line one's stomach before sipping some beer.