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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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This Church feels Ancient

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Kennewick, Washington

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Kennewick, Washington
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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 

Thank Badmre
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 

Thank Neil K
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank sezy68
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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.

Thank WalrusOfHove
Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
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.

Thank Derek E
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

As we've been a family of LEGO builders, my son (age 15) and I visited the temporary LEGO exhibition 'Bricks in Motion‘ in the Cathedral, and we really enjoyed it. The entry fees for the exhibition are reasonable (adults £3.00, U16s £2.50), and there's no apparent time limit on how long you can stay in the enclosed exhibition area. Most... More 

Thank jojo471
Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

pen freely most days till at least 4pm. This was the original catherdral church. Lots of interesting history explained within, and no obligation to donate, although running costs must be enormous. Second hand books on sale and a nice cuppa available. Great place to pop in and unwind, even maybe have a quick pray?

Thank Stuart T
St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

St. John the baptists church is located at the back end of grosvernor park and next to the Roman ampitheater. The church is beautiful inside with plenty of information on the history and is open to the public daily. The back end of the church is ruins from when the old church collapsed. Beautiful.

Thank Jessica-sykes30
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you're in the Groves/Amphitheatre area of Chester, take half an hour out and visit St John's. Better still, if there's a volunteer guide on duty, take up the offer of a 'whistle stop' guided tour. Our guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and highly entertaining. Though I've lived in Chester all my life, I discovered stuff I'd not previously known about... More 

Thank Maria O
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This church was once Chester's cathedral, and is now partly ruined. So there's plenty of history to take in (the organ was used at a coronation!), and a useful little guide you can read that points out key things of interest. Look out for the medieval coffin high in the ruins! Additionally, the church is working quite hard to look... More 

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