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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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Beautiful church, inside & out

We took many photos of this church, interior & exterior. On the day we visited the church, they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa B
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Berkeley, California
St John the Baptist Church, Chester

A volunteer worker infront of the church clearly loved his job and provided fascinating commentary... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
richardalbertl
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Sydney, Australia
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Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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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Reviewed 2 June 2018

There a couple a nice ruins in the area, the roman ampitheatre and part of the church that fell down.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This was the highlight of our visit to Chester. There was just something so warm and welcoming about this church. We happened upon a short service and we were made to feel very welcome to take part. So friendly. Lots to see and can have...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Fantastic church to visit with superb interior. Enjoyed more than visiting the Cathedral in some ways.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This was the original cathedral and the impressive pillars on the inside certainly show how impressive it was especially to an audience that probably lived in small cottages made of wood. One of the pillars has a wall painting on it that must have been...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were lucky to have a volunteer guide who explained the history of the church and showed us all the important aspects. Beautiful examples of stain glass windows and some interesting grave plaques.

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Very grand church that still has Norman features inside the church. We were taken around by Alan, a volunteer guide, who explained the history of the church and it's interesting features, including the murals. We visited on a Saturday and there were a number of...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

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 12 April 2018

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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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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