Sunset on the Abbey Line
Abbey Line
Watford - St Albans
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Plan your trip

Immerse yourself in the stunning Hertfordshire countryside and take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction. Trains leave regularly throughout the day (look up times) and the journey takes approximately 17 minutes.


Attractions along the Abbey Line include:

Abbey Line Trail

Follow this nine-mile walk from Watford Junction Station to St Albans Abbey Station enjoying the beautiful countryside of the Colne and Ver Valleys. Individual sections are way marked to and from each railway station, so you can choose to do the whole walk or just sections using the train to return.

Journey time – pick up the trail outside each station along the Abbey Line


Watford Museum

Discover the history of the area in this interesting town museum.

Journey time – 20 minute walk from Watford Junction station


Herts Fire Brigade Museum

See fire service memorabilia from throughout the ages.

Journey time – 20 minute walk from Watford Junction station


Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter

Go behind-the-scenes of the Harry Potter film series, located at the Studios.

Journey time – catch the shuttle bus from outside Watford Junction station to drive you the short 15 minute journey to the Studios. Please note, a valid booking confirmation or Studio Tour ticket is required to board the shuttle bus service.


St Albans South Signal Box

Built in 1892, this Midland Railway signal box contains a 44 lever frame dating from 1904 or before. It is the largest such box in preservation, and one of the few boxes open to the public next to a busy operational main line. 

Journey time – 19 minute walk from St Albans Abbey station


St Albans Cathedral

Stunning architecture from a blend of many different periods, its great tower includes Roman bricks salvaged from the ruins of Verulamium.

Journey time – 9 minute walk from St Albans Abbey station


Verulamium Museum

An award-winning museum displaying beautiful objects from the Roman City of Verulamium.

Journey time – 19 minute walk from St Albans Abbey Station

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Nearby heritage railways