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St John the Baptist's Church

Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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I was taking pictures of the ruins and the exterior of the church, when one of the tour guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda F
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
A fine church , part of the history of Chester

Although we have visited Chester many times in the past, we had never been in to St John the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
P3513RGsimonp
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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"second hand books"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"nice cuppa"
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"westminster abbey"
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"roman ampitheatre"
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"for sale"
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"beautiful stained glass"
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"queen victoria"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taking pictures of the ruins and the exterior of the church, when one of the tour guides encouraged me to come inside and look around. I received a wonderful tour of the church, including seeing items from the 600s AD and a painting...More

Thank Amanda F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we have visited Chester many times in the past, we had never been in to St John the Baptist, which is apparently 'the original Cathedral'. A lovely building, it has fine acoustics, as we found when we attended a concert last Saturday. The choir...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps having a grandeur that the current cathedral lacks, the old cathedral (now called St John the Baptist Church is worth a visit. There are explanatory panels that tell of the origins of Christian worship on the is site and how it has played its...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a boat trip and the park once last stop before a sit down and another pub, we went to Church! Its just like a lot of old churches and has a lot of history especially being so close to the river Dee, beautiful stained...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to the amphitheatre and full of history. Very impressive architecture and we also picked up some home made marmalade. This used to be the cathedral. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a short walk along the river Dee, we climbed back towards the amphitheatre and came across one of chesters missed treasures. Lovely gentleman took us around the church and gave us it's history. I 100% recommend everyone to visit this. So much better than...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first cathedral in Chester with a long history going back to Norman times. There is a café and written guides. Needs a good curator though.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem of a find! This Church has a fascinating history & amazing architecture. The staff we very warm, welcoming & knowledgable, sharing interesting details about the history of the Church & Chester itself. We had a lovely cup of tea in the cafe,...More

Thank reb2411
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is the site of original Cathedral & well worth a visit. Very interesting history & architecture

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Despite living here for a year during law school. And multiple visits since. This was the first time I've been into St Johns. Clearly missed a treat. Beautiful place to sit & pray. Some unusual features. And a fascinating history. Going back to 9th century...More

Thank Andrew-Leakey
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andrea r
21 June 2017|
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Response from bulgarianbuzz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrea, we actually caught the park and ride from Chester zoo. As you will possibly know, living in Eastham, Chester can be a nightmare for parking and expensive too. Alternatively you can catch the train into Chester... More
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