St. Albans, Hertfordshire
The beautiful Roman town not far from London is named after a Christian convert, St. Alban
, who died in the 3rd or 4th century. The town was home to the shrine of Alban, who died trying to protect a priest. It is a dream location for any history enthusiast, as it's the location of battles, archaeological sites, churches, cathedrals, and an 8th-century inn that still serves ale -- just be sure to duck your head, as the ceilings aren't made for modern man!