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A very helpful guide informed us of the stained glass and the painted pillar of St,John .Glad we... read more

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Lydney, United Kingdom
Lovely little church.

This church is well worth a visit, either standalone or whilst visiting the nearby Roman... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Robert A
St Neots, 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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Reviewed 3 September 2014

If you enjoy exploring old ruins, this a must. Wonder at your leisure to take in the atmosphere. Fabulous views across the River Dee and the Queen's Park suspension bridge

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

It was just full of clutter. The 'piece of the true cross?' was on a most peculiar stand with artificial flowers behind it. It was so 'in your face' that the chapel behind it was lost. The coffee tables and clutter at the back reduce...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very helpful guide informed us of the stained glass and the painted pillar of St,John .Glad we visited .

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

This church is well worth a visit, either standalone or whilst visiting the nearby Roman Amphitheatre and Roman Gardens. Friendly staff to welcome visitors.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 3 October 2018

St John the Baptists church is very beautiful inside and very impressive, I thought it was better than the Chester Cathedral. This church is well worth a half hour of time.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very welcoming church bright and cheerful with a cafe and shop at the rear. The ladies in the shop were very friendly and helpful. It is the original cathedral. Inside are massive Norman pillars

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

1  Thank Noreen E
Reviewed 6 September 2018 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 2 September 2018 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 25 August 2018

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 25 August 2018 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 22 August 2018

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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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