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St John the Baptist's Church

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Address: Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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Large historic church near the city wall

Interesting and historic place to visit. Was surprised to see that the family connected to the church was the Warburtons. No relation to me but really adds to a visit Large... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter W
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and historic place to visit. Was surprised to see that the family connected to the church was the Warburtons. No relation to me but really adds to a visit Large attractive stain glass windows Small cafe and gift shop inside

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Oswestry, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very pleasant volunteer greeted us on entering the church and gave us an interesting pocket history of the church allowing us to ask question. Glad we called in.

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Thank Jackie S
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking the walls of Chester which lead us to this church, next to amphitheatre. Lovely little church and the staff/volunteers were very informative and friendly. There are refreshments and second hand books to buy.

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Thank iandavis2016
New Brighton, United Kingdom
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492 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely church and interesting ruins outside. Was the original Chester cathedral whch I hadn't realised.

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Thank judithWirral
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After we lost our beautiful pets we were very lost and sad - we went on a coach trip and saw this beautiful place - we immediately felt peace, we could lit candles, and really just wonder around. It was far from a sad event we felt at peace and adored the visit. It has now become our special place,... More 

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Thank Maura C
Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the original cathedral and has benefited from being sidelined over the years (rather than updated!) Some lovely glass, fun memorials and a wonderful peaceful atmosphere. We accepted the 10 minute guided tour - which was done enthusiastically by a knowledgeable volunteer. (And genuinely lasted 10 minutes.) The outside grounds are also lovely - I have never seen so... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived here for many years and never actually seen the inside of this church until recently, Its absolutely beautiful. Very peaceful!

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Thank Keira J
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent about an hour or so inside and around the grounds of this delightful church. If you like old churches this is a must visit the history is amazing and one of the regular parishioners gave my wife and I a very informative history lesson of the church. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice place but it wasn't what we expected. I wouldn't discourage others from going because it was a nice attraction.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came across St. Johns church whilst looking around the ampitheatre area. We were welcomed in by one of the guides. He was very friendly and gave us a short introduction to the history of the church. There is also a small café/shop at the back of the church which was unusual! We also had a look around the grounds... More 

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