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St John the Baptist's Church

Address: Chester, England
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
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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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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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30 reviews 30 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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130 helpful votes 130 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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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great guides there to assist, made the visit come to life with lots of information and facts. Stanley (I think that was his name) pointed out many things we would have missed with out his help. Worth an hour and a donation for their help.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We nearly passed this lovely old church by. It is found passed the old ruined Cathedral and just before you get to the Amphitheatre, easy to miss. Please pay it a visit because the stained glass windows tell loads of stories. King Edgar is depicted being rowed in a boat by tribal Kings to what is now known as Edgars... More

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halesowen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I found this treasure by accident exploring the amphitheatre nearby. The ladies inside run a small cafe/shop inside to raise funds. The church is small but beautiful. The glass windows are superb and I hope that my photos turn out half as good. There are ruins at the back of the church and are well worth a visit. You can... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

St John the Baptist's Church is beautiful, both outside & in, located in well kept grounds overlooking the Groves and river. Steeped in history, there are plenty of information boards to give you the complete story. Second only to St. Mary's without The Walls, in Handbridge.

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