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St John the Baptist's Church

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Address: Chester, England

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Lovely chuch

Really nice church and runnis. Little shop and cafe in the chuch. very peaceful. Worth a visit if in the area

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really nice church and runnis. Little shop and cafe in the chuch. very peaceful. Worth a visit if in the area

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Kent, UK
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Worth stopping by to see the beautiful stained glass window which tells the story of Chester. The ruins on the old cathedral surround the current church and are really atmospheric.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Most people make a bee-line for Chester Cathedral but St. John's is quirkier. There are original Mediaeval wall paintings on a column, some top-notch seventeenth-century sculptures and even rings in the walls left by Cromwell's soldiers when they stabled their horses here! There's some interesting and cheap local paintings on display and for purchase, and a little café that is... More 

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Kusatsu, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Without a doubt my most favourite building in Chester, doesn't seem to receive as much attention as the Chester Cathedral which is a real shame. Was treated to a free tour on our last trip by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Living, working, breathing building and historic ruins all rolled into one. You must see this to say you've seen... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is the Cathedral for Chester before it was displaced by St Werburghs. It is dripping with atmosphere with parts of it dating back to the 7th Century. The organ inside was used at Queen Vics wedding (flat packed to London and then returned again). Legend has it the church was built following a King Aethelred dream later extended by... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went in just to take a little look around, one of the staff offered us a tour and had a lot of interesting things to tell us about the church itself. Would recommend it if you are into history!

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Its hundreds of years old with great athmosphere. The old interior is captiviting. At one oclock on Wednesdays there is a free concert and a cup of tea. You will meet lovely people.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were given a free guided tour so learnt all the history and could appreciate the interesting architecture. A great way to while a way an hour so before catching our train. Definitely worth a visit.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were lucky enough to have the vicar give us a talk on the church. Some interesting artifacts inside. Worth looking at the ruins outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Overflowing with History and atmosphere. Providing plenty of insight into past residents of Chester and providing great architectural heritage to one of the most beautiful cities in the UK!

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