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We popped in towards the end of a busy day, so couldn't really do the church justice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Noreen E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Best church in Chester

St. John the Baptist Church in Chester is a wonderful old church. It is near the Roman Amphitheater... read more

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Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in towards the end of a busy day, so couldn't really do the church justice. Nevertheless, what we saw was wonderful. Breath taking. A must for history lovers. Can't wait to go back and spend more time there soaking up the atmosphere and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St. John the Baptist Church in Chester is a wonderful old church. It is near the Roman Amphitheater and not far from the River Dee. The ruins of the original church can be visited in the church grounds and they contain a coffin built into...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have walked the perimeter of this church and through the ruins many times over the years. On our last visit we found it was open and got to see the interior. We were thrilled to finally go inside and weren’t disappointed. Was also told...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is said that King Aethelred of Mercia founded the church in 689, there has possibly been a church here since 3rd or 4th century. It is a lively church, and a great place to stop in the cafe too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first cathedral in Chester and is a fine example of Norman and early Gothic architecture

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very hidden gem. We asked the city guide who was surprised we wanted to see this. Happened to arrive at the right moment when we visited in June. The vicar was giving a lecture on the church and its history and we...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

a small but very interesting feature tucked away just outside the city walls. A piece of architecture worth seeking out, and get around the back to see the ruins as well

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

St John The Baptist's Church is a beautiful old church located by the wonderful Roman Gardens and the fascinating Roman Amphitheatre. Once a cathedral during the Middle Ages ,it lies just outside the City Walls and is a Grade I listed building on the National...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We took many photos of this church, interior & exterior. On the day we visited the church, they were having a sort of history re-enactment & enjoyed all the people in costume. Inside, the church was having a major jumble sale. Vicar seemed to be...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A volunteer worker infront of the church clearly loved his job and provided fascinating commentary on church and the many ancient artifacts contained inside. Fascinating architecture. Worth a visit.

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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