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St John the Baptist's Church

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Address: Vicar's Lane/Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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We have visited churches and Cathedrals all over the world but we thought that St Johns was one of our all time favourites. To say that it is full of history is an understatement... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited churches and Cathedrals all over the world but we thought that St Johns was one of our all time favourites. To say that it is full of history is an understatement. The thing is that we thought that what was on display was very interesting, it wasn't all polished untouchable displays as you see in many similar... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't visited here for a while but we were down by the river and walked back up the lane that comes out by the side of this magnificent chiurch. it was the original Cathedral of Chester and is still full of history and charm, definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited on Tuesday 25th of October after reading reviews of the church on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. The rector and other staff were friendly, knowledgeable and proud of their church. All were happy to answer any questions we had though there was amble information available inside the building. There is a small shop in the church which sold... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very interesting well worth a visit.Visitors made very welcome people on hand to answer any questions.Situated next to park

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited St Johns after visiting the main Cathedral in the centre of Chester to look and contrast the two buildings we were glad the we did. A short vist of an hour should do it.

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Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I loved this church! Of the many churches and cathedrals, Basilicas and chapels we visited on our recent trip, this was one of my favorites. I feels ancient because it is old, modestly maintained, not commercial in feel, and not full of tourists brandishing IPhone cameras. It is just far enough outside the urban core that not everyone goes there.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This lovely church was located very close to the Travelodge hotel where we were staying. Free entry and a lovely little diversion you can really feel the history of Chester in this interesting church and exploring the ruins is a must do. The St John The Baptist Church is fabulous if you enjoy taking your photographs as this area is... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Free entry, beautiful architecture. Had a lovely cup of tea and a natter to the church volunteers, who give you an insight of who made what in the church.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Well worth a visit. Free to enter and full of fascinating quirks, such as the 'new' East wall, which cut off the original walls, now explorable ruins outside.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend half an hour if you're in the city.......free to enter, this church is very interesting, especially the outside ruins. The is plenty of information that explains the history of it, and lovely little cafe selling cheap food and coffee/tea etc. Well worth visiting.

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