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St John the Baptist's Church

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Address: Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England

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The cathedral is impressive with magnificent hall and magical decoration. The small gardens are picturesque especially in the spring. There is also a lovely shop for souvenirs... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is impressive with magnificent hall and magical decoration. The small gardens are picturesque especially in the spring. There is also a lovely shop for souvenirs inside. Entrance is free but you can give donations if you wish. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank EM_nosotros
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, quiet church. Walked past it on the way into Chester from the station. Very peaceful, and a small cafe where we had a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. Stunning architecture and fascinating history. If you enjoy historical buildings, well worth a visit. There is enough there to keep you busy for a while, but not... More 

Thank TonyJo18
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 725 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist is arguably the most historic church in Chester and was the city's Cathedral until the Reformation in 1541. It isn't known when the church was first founded but some historians would argue that it is as far back as the 3rd or 4th centuries AD and it is possible that St John's... More 

1 Thank johnhouston2
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Norman church, with spectacular Norman pillars and a magnificent medieval pillar painting on one of the pillars. Many other highlights, too. Too many people miss this out because it is just slightly off the beaten track, outside the city walls. When my girlfriend and I visited, last week, there were only a handful of other visitors during all the... More 

1 Thank Alan H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Has so much history and should be seen as part of the history of Chester as it was the first cathedral.

Thank Rebecca M
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting and historic place to visit. Was surprised to see that the family connected to the church was the Warburtons. No relation to me but really adds to a visit Large attractive stain glass windows Small cafe and gift shop inside

Thank Peter W
Oswestry, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very pleasant volunteer greeted us on entering the church and gave us an interesting pocket history of the church allowing us to ask question. Glad we called in.

Thank Jackie S
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were walking the walls of Chester which lead us to this church, next to amphitheatre. Lovely little church and the staff/volunteers were very informative and friendly. There are refreshments and second hand books to buy.

Thank iandavis2016
New Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely church and interesting ruins outside. Was the original Chester cathedral whch I hadn't realised.

Thank judithWirral
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After we lost our beautiful pets we were very lost and sad - we went on a coach trip and saw this beautiful place - we immediately felt peace, we could lit candles, and really just wonder around. It was far from a sad event we felt at peace and adored the visit. It has now become our special place,... More 

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