The Clock Tower is a rare example of a medieval belfry. The people of St Albans had the tower built in 1405 as a symbol of their resistance against the power of the Abbot of St Albans.
After climbing the 93 steps to the top you can enjoy the magnificent views of historic St Albans and the surrounding countryside. The Clock Tower’s original bell, named Gabriel, still rings the hour and can viewed on the fourth floor. The Clock Mechanism, built in 1866, can also be seen working on the second floor.
The Clock Tower is not wheelchair or buggy accessible and the climb up to the top is via narrow and steep steps.
The tower is open to visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (10.30am to 5pm) from Good Friday to the end of September.