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Welcome to the St Albans store
Our contact details
91 Victoria Street
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
AL1 3TJ

T: 01727 847888
F: 01727 841143
E: stalbans.shop@cotswoldoutdoor.com
When we're open
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
August Bank Holiday Opening Times

You can now follow the store on Twitter @Cotswoldstalban to keep uptodate with news, Special offers, kit reviews, Staff tips and trips. We hope to see you in the twittersphere soon.

We are now live for the new Click & Collect service! Go online and reserve the items you want so that we don't sell them before your in, if we don't have it available you can ask us to order it - all through the website.

When you are in store why not get one of our free Explore More benefit cards and gain access to all of the below.


Explore More members receive a number of exclusive benefits:

  • Monthly prize draw, WIN £100 in vouchers every month in every store and online
  • Offer of the month - Fanastic members' only discounts on essential kit up to 40% off.

  • Exclusive competitions - Chance to enter member only competitions for kit and trips.
  • Hear it first - Early notice on our sales and exclusive products<./li>
  • Seasonal Discounts - Savings on all the latest ranges plus money-off vouchers throughout the year.


  • News and event invitations - Advance notice of local events, news, talks and demostrations.



    About the store

    The store is set in the historic Roman city of St Albans. Access couldn't be easier; the M25, M1, M10 and A1 (M) are only 4 - 5 miles from the store. Free parking is available at the front and the rear of the building. A bus stop is situated directly outside and the city's station is only 5 minutes walk away. We are open 7 days a week, with a late night opening on Thursdays. We aim to satisfy all of your outdoor needs whether you are taking a walk around Verulum or trekking in the Himalayas, enjoying city breaks or backpacking through India. Our staff are outdoor enthusiasts who have travelled the world, mountain biked and climbed their way around Europe and are more than willing to pass on their vast outdoor experience and knowledge.

    Want to trial any of our products at home?
    No problem. In fact we recommend you do. Pay for your new gear and you can trial it at home at your leisure. We think it's especially important to trial footwear at home, but also jackets, rucksacks, electronics - you name it. All we ask is that if you decide you don't want to keep your purchase you return it as new, in the original packaging and retain your receipt. You can also take all the time you like, although we'd prefer you to return your goods within a month.

    Supporting local groups
    We are proud of our links with local groups and organisations, and do whatever we can to support them. We can offer kit talks at your meetings or special shopping evenings for your members. To find out more on how we can benefit your group, please contact the Store Manager, Justin Goldstone on 01727 847 888.

    What's in-store?

    Apart from the best range of outdoor equipment and clothing that you would expect from us we also have departments that we have developed in store:

    Library
    Are you about to go travelling around the world? Or maybe looking for a new climbing guide? Well we've most likely got the book or map that you need. Our library has just about every book for every outdoor activity that you can think of. If you can't find what you are looking for, let us know and we'll order it for you.

    Children's Clothing.
    We believe we have the best range of outdoor children's clothing in St Albans, keeping your children warm and dry from tot to teen.

    Boot fitting
    Are you having problems with you're footwear, sore feet, blisters? We can help. All you need to do is come in and see our trained boot fitters and we'll do the rest.

    All year travel
    We carry a comprehensive range of travel products through all seasons so if you are planning to jet off somewhere nice for the winter we will have what you need.

    We also have an extensive range of clothing, footwear and equipment in our discount Rockbottom department.

    Banff Film Festival
    Cotswold Stores & The Local Community
    Starts
    22/03/13 @ 19:30
    Finishes
    22/03/13 @ 22:30
    Price
    £ 12.50 per person
    Join this event
    Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world's most prestigious mountain film festival is visiting Exeter for the first time with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world's leading adventure film makers. Exhilarating and thought provoking, this is a must-see for mountain enthusiasts and anyone with a spirit of adventure! Through the big screen be...

    22 Mar, 2013  |  1 attendee  |  Find out more

    Local events happening in your area

    The challenge is to travel from The British Library - 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB to The Maple School library - Hall Place Gardens, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3SW Entrants can walk, run or cycle There is no entrance fee but entrants are expected to raise sponsorship for the Library challenge The start will be in the Plaza of the British Library (map) at the following times: Walkers 7.30am ...

    23 Jun, 2012  |  1 attendee  |  Find out more

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