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Shopping Area Guide St Albans - Holywell Hill

Holywell Hill , St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BZ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The A414 North Orbital Road is approximately 3.2 miles away and the A1(M) approximately 6.4 miles away via London Road, A1081 London Road and the A414 North Orbital Road.
  • The guide runs from the junction with High Street, London Road and Chequer Street at the north end, to St Albans Abbey Railway Station at the south.
  • Parking
  • There is on street Blue Badge and standard parking available on nearby surrounding roads and streets.
  • There are some public car parks available nearby.
  • By Bus
  • There are several bus stops available in nearby Chequer Street, London Road and Holywell Hill, with direct services available to Harpenden, St Albans Local Area, Borehamwood, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Elstree and Luton.
  • For more information on Arriva please click here
  • By Train
  • St Albans City Station is located on Station Way, approximately 1.1 miles from the area.
  • There is step-free access to all platforms at this station via lift.
  • There are direct train services available to Bedford, Luton, London St. Pancras International, Central London, London Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
  • For more information on the station please click here
  • St Albans Abbey Station is on Holywell Hill, approximately 150m away.
  • There is step free access at this station.
  • There are direct train services to Bricket Wood, Park Street, Watford North and Watford Junction.
  • For more information on the station please click here.

Parking

  • On Street Parking
  • There are on street Blue Badge parking bays available on surrounding roads nearby.
  • Blue Badge holders may park in any of the bays for a 2 hour period.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the on street parking.
  • There is some on street standard parking bays available in Holywell Hill.
  • This parking is pay and display and is shown in photographs 3, 4 and 5.
  • Public Car Parks
  • St Albans Bricket Road North is operated by NCP.
  • The car park is located in Bricket Road, close to the Jobcentre.
  • This is a pay and display multi-storey car park.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Drovers Way Multi-Storey Car Park is operated by NCP.
  • This car park is located in Drovers Way and is pay and display.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Photograph 6 shows this car park.
  • Drovers Way Pay and Display is at the rear of Tesco Metro and is operated by Euro Car Parks.
  • This is an open air car park.
  • Photographs 7, 8, 9 and 10 show this car park.
  • St Albans Abbey Station Car Park is off Holywell Hill and is operated by SABA.
  • This is an open air pay and display car park with limited parking available.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Photographs 11, 12 and 13 show this car park.
  • St Albans London Road Car Park is operated by NCP.
  • This car park is located on London Road and is pay and display.
  • For more information on this car park please click here.

Junction - High Street, London Road, Holywell Hill and Chequer Street

  • There are several pedestrian crossings at this junction to cross Chequer Street, London Road, Holywell Hill and High Street.
  • These crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossings are push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the roads at all crossings is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways at all crossings is block paving.
  • There is a steep downhill slope from the junction into Holywell Hill.
  • There is a steep downhill slope from the junction into London Road.
  • There is a steep uphill slope from the junction into High Street.
  • There is a steep uphill slope from the junction into Chequer Street.

St Peter's Street to the White Hart Hotel

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are fairly narrow.
  • There is a steep downhill slope leading from the junction with St Peter's Street, High Street and London Road towards the White Hart Hotel.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathway throughout this section.
  • There are some side entrances and side roads to cross along the pathways on both sides.
  • Most of these side entrances and side roads have dropped kerbs on both sides with no tactile paving.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins, bollards and signboards.

The White Hart Hotel to Orchard House Lane

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are fairly narrow.
  • There is a steep downhill slope leading from the White Hart Hotel towards Orchard House Lane.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some side entrances and side roads to cross along the pathways on both sides.
  • Most of these side entrances and side roads have dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • Some of these do not have tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to CafĂ© Rouge.
  • This pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • Photographs 8 and 11 show this crossing.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins, bollards and signboards.

Orchard House Lane to Belmont Hill

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are narrow.
  • There is a steep downhill slope leading from Orchard House Lane to Belmont Hill.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some side entrances and side roads to cross along the pathways on both sides.
  • Most of these side entrances and side roads have dropped kerbs, some with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins, bollards and signboards.

Belmont Hill to Prospect Road

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are fairly narrow.
  • There is a steep downhill slope leading from Belmont Hill towards Prospect Road.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some side entrances and side roads to cross along the pathway on both sides.
  • Most of these side entrances and side roads have dropped kerbs on both sides with no tactile paving.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross Holywell Hill just before Prospect Road.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides and has an island in the middle.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • Photographs 14, 15 and 16 show the pedestrian crossing.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins, bollards and signboards.

Prospect Road to St Albans Abbey Station Approach

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are fairly narrow.
  • There is now an easy uphill slope leading from Prospect Road to St Albans Abbey Station Approach.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bins, bus stops, bollards and signboards.

St Albans Abbey Station Approach and Station

  • As you arrive at St Albans Abbey Station Approach you will need to cross the vehicle entrance to the car park and station.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • You will see a pathway next to the vehicle entrance to the car park and station.
  • This pathway surface is tarmac.
  • The pathway is wide.
  • The pathway is on an easy uphill slope from the junction towards the car park and station.
  • The car park is pay and display.
  • The station has 1 platform with ramped access.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are no public toilets in St Albans City Centre.
  • Car parks, shops and restaurants may have facilities for customer use.
  • Please see related access guides for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no public toilets in St Albans City Centre.
  • Car parks, shops and restaurants may have facilities for customer use.
  • Please see related access guides for details.

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