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Address: Chester, England

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AWASH WITH WONDER

Beautiful, traditional church with wonderful stain glass windows. Awash with amazing tranquillity. Supported by enthusiastic and knowledgeable helpers. Chester is a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful, traditional church with wonderful stain glass windows. Awash with amazing tranquillity. Supported by enthusiastic and knowledgeable helpers. Chester is a wonderful, historic city and, while there, a visit to St John the Baptist's Church is highly recommended.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Came in out of the cold to the warmest welcome possible. The church is a beautiful building steeped in history. The volunteer guide was excellent and her love of her church shone through. We only expected to stay for a few minutes but ended up staying well over an hour. There is a little shop and café area near the... More 

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cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

walked round the church and had a coffee at the back. little shop and lovely music playing. nice to sit down after our walk round the walls

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We wandered in not expecting much, and we're in for a treat. A guide showed us some of the wealth of history contained within the church. A must visit if you are interested in church history.

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Chester's original cathedral, Super friendly, knowledgeable guide came out to meet us and gave us a short history of the church and welcomed us inside. The gardens are wonderful with remains of an older church in the grounds. The grounds lead to the lovely Grosvenor Park and also lead down to the River Dee. Well worth a visit if you... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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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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