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“The ruins and the present Church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St John the Baptist's Church

St John the Baptist's Church
Chester, England
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Chester
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“The ruins and the present Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The ruins and the standing church are intriguing. The ruins go back centuries and are a photographer's dream, with the lights and shadows on the arches. Add to that the historical background of this church and it is a must see. The present church has its own history and importance to the city. Take the time to visit them both.

Visited September 2012
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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“Personal Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were invited into the church by a very friendly volunteer who then personally took us around the interior and explained the history of this very interesting building to us. The church was the city's Cathedral in the 11th century but a large part was later demolished, leaving some extensive ruins in the grounds which are also well worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

st johns church was the cathederal for chester prior to the new one being built ,now has a gift shop and cafe n it.holds many musical events there.The church itself has its own orchestra,as well as the organ that was used for a coronation whhen in westminister abbey

Visited September 2012
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“An unusual church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This Church dates back to the 9th century - although it was heavily restored in Victorian times !
Interesting interior and lots of ruins outside

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“Visit not only the Church but the surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Located in a very interesting part of the City, you will have the opportunity to visit this beatiful church. Don't forget on the outside to visit the remainings of the 11th Century church in the backyard. In the same block, visit the Anfitheatre (very interesting and there are also Roman walls)

Visited August 2012
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