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Address: 31 St. John Place, Perth, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738/622-241
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Granted by King David

Another grant from King David. 1126 was the first reference to a church of St. John the Baptist in Perth, as they say. For more than 500 years, the spire dominate Perth and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

As this is one of the oldest buildings in Perth it is clearly of great historical interest and significance. What a pity therefore that the doors were locked and there was no access. The city's cathedral was also locked up and one wonders if it is a sad reflection of a city that churches cannot be left open, as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Another grant from King David. 1126 was the first reference to a church of St. John the Baptist in Perth, as they say. For more than 500 years, the spire dominate Perth and the most important of the Burgh; and the most ancient building sitting just in the center the old Royal Burgh. Worth a visit!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Well worth a visit if you are in Perth. Full of history, with some impressive military memorials and beautiful stained glass. John Knox once preached here, and there is a helpful guide book worth buying.

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Tourist Information office told us about this Kirk and suggested we visit it. Lovely stained glass windows and a nice ambience. Good information leaflet and also friendly volunteers.

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Cornwall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Eight centuries of history are manifest, and modern facilities have been added seamlessly. Stained glass windows tell the story. The organ sounds wonderful.

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Kaslo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

staff was very congenial and informative. It was billed as a very old church but did not seem so. the central location is a plus as almost anyone coming downtown will be near it

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Beautiful church in centre of Perth. Although quite large, it has a welcoming ambience and is well worth spending time there

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Kirk of St. John the Baptist is a beautiful church located right at the center of the city, so it's very easy to find. The present building was built in the 15th century, so it has a lot of history.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Me and my husband went to see this church after considering the reviews. As we arrived there a mass in Polish was about to start. None of us two understands Polish, but we loved the atmosphere, how we felt during that mass. It does not happen often, especially if the priest is talking in another language you do not understand.... More 

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Cornwall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

History, architecture, with contemporary church services. A combination of celebrating the history with remaining relevant today.

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