New illustrated signs have been unveiled at Verulamium Park - welcoming visitors and directing them to interesting features.

St Albans City and District Council has installed ten information boards at the entrances to Verulamium Park and seven new directional finger-post signs. 

The new signage was officially launched by Mayor of St Albans Geoff Harrison at a presentation at Verulamium Museum on Tuesday August 5.

Councillor Harrison said: "These signs will make it easier for visitors to navigate their way round this wonderful park and its features. The beautiful welcome signs contain an illustrated map and QR codes, directing mobile phone users to useful websites for more information."

The new cycle paths in the park, which form part of the Green Ring route being developed round St Albans for use of cyclists and people travelling on foot in the park, are marked on the new boards.

The signs were funded by the district council and Hertfordshire County Council.

The district council is also planning to install 11 illustrated interpretation signs; each providing information about a particular aspect of the park.

These will include signs on wildlife in the park and historical sites like the Roman Gate, straddling Watling Street, and the underground hypocaust heating system.