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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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A nice old church

This was the original cathedral and the impressive pillars on the inside certainly show how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cappacino_Girl
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
I was really impressed.

We were lucky to have a volunteer guide who explained the history of the church and showed us all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anne B
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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

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 8 April 2018

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 7 April 2018

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 5 April 2018

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 29 March 2018 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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andrea r
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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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