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St John the Baptist's Church

Chester, England
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Ranked #6 of 31 attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Take your time and feel the history in this ,one of the oldest places of worship in Chester, still being used for its original purpose. Very atmospheric .

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a very charming church to see. We loved seeing it inside and outside the ruins are amazing. It is beautiful and worth a visit.

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We walked the wall for great scenery and views of the city and beyond. It was the only walled city we saw and it was very well worth the time.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very interesting and usually staffed by enthusiastic people. They have used books for sale and a little cafe for snacks.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Founded in 689 on the site of a much earlier Christian Church and likely a pagan temple before that. It has wonderful stained glass windows depicting the history of Chester and a famous organ played at the coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey. The ruins include some splendid Norman archways.

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Stafford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I thought this church was really excellent, I visited Durham and reviewed and while St. Johns is not on that scale it has similarities that make you look twice at the architecture and its history. The staff were helpful, full of information and made the visit very worthwhile. It is right next to the Amphitheatre so kill two birds with... More

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Esigodini, Zimbabwe
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

An offhand comment made me pop in here and I am very glad I did. It would really only be of much interest to those who like old churches but for those who do, it should be high on the list of places in Chester to visit. It is historically and architecturally interesting. There is a guide sheet available to... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Havent been here for ages but spent many a cold Sunday morning in this magnificent building ! Great for anyone interested in history

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Chester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Everything as once it was The original Chester Cathedral. The one that people know as the Cathedral is not the original

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

beautiful, glorious and well worth a visit. Very friendly staff and a very warm welcome. Wonderful, a must when visiting chester

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