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Only saw this church, which used to be the original Cathedral, because it was opposite our hotel... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
Worth the effort

Bit of a hidden gem - very interesting church - full of history - hard to believe not been before... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

Only saw this church, which used to be the original Cathedral, because it was opposite our hotel and next to teh amphitheatre. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018

Bit of a hidden gem - very interesting church - full of history - hard to believe not been before ....but will be back again

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

As you go around the walls you see this church, worth a visit as it was the first cathedral but has been cropped back to the present size so you need to walk around the outside to get the true size.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

A very helpful guide informed us of the stained glass and the painted pillar of St,John .Glad we visited .

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

St John the Baptists church is very beautiful inside and very impressive, I thought it was better than the Chester Cathedral. This church is well worth a half hour of time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very welcoming church bright and cheerful with a cafe and shop at the rear. The ladies in the shop were very friendly and helpful. It is the original cathedral. Inside are massive Norman pillars

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We popped in towards the end of a busy day, so couldn't really do the church justice. Nevertheless, what we saw was wonderful. Breath taking. A must for history lovers. Can't wait to go back and spend more time there soaking up the atmosphere and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

St. John the Baptist Church in Chester is a wonderful old church. It is near the Roman Amphitheater and not far from the River Dee. The ruins of the original church can be visited in the church grounds and they contain a coffin built into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I have walked the perimeter of this church and through the ruins many times over the years. On our last visit we found it was open and got to see the interior. We were thrilled to finally go inside and weren’t disappointed. Was also told...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Although it is said that King Aethelred of Mercia founded the church in 689, there has possibly been a church here since 3rd or 4th century. It is a lively church, and a great place to stop in the cafe too.

Date of experience: August 2018
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andrea r
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Response from bulgarianbuzz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrea, we actually caught the park and ride from Chester zoo. As you will possibly know, living in Eastham, Chester can be a nightmare for parking and expensive too. Alternatively you can catch the train into Chester... More