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St John the Baptist's Church

Address: Chester, England
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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long melford
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lots of ancient history on offer here as this site has had various churches on it for over 1300 years . Very much in the heart of Chester and still a vital building for those visiting the area for the first time like us. Good facilities inside the Church and a nice gift area too for those who like a... More 

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Sussex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A large church with a cosy atmosphere. Has a small cafe area. Well informed volunteers who are happy to give you lots of information if you ask. Fabulous stained glass window with Chester history.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were offered the free 15 minute tour on arrival by a very friendly and enthusiastic guide. Tea and coffee is basic but all proceeds to a good cause. Lovely setting near the Amphitheatre and Grosvenor Gardens.

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N Wales
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196 reviews 196 reviews
37 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In a bid to play tourist over a couple of visits (I live less than 20 miles away) I selected this church first, mainly because it was the first cathedral of Chester from 1075 until the Reformation in 1541 when the Bishops Seat was transferred to the then Abbey of Chester which then became the Cathedral as we know it... More 

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