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St John the Baptist's Church

Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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First Cathedral of Chester

This is a very welcoming church and well worth a visit as it has a long and varied history. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
grindrod_11
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Preston, United Kingdom
Fascinating Historical Church serving a nice cuppa

Next time in Chester and you want a cup of tea or coffee then walk along to St Johns church next to... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
bulgarianbuzz
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Bulgaria
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Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very welcoming church and well worth a visit as it has a long and varied history. The church guide is a little hard to follow being of note format but it's worth persevering especially for the mediaeval wall painting of St John...More

Thank grindrod_11
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Next time in Chester and you want a cup of tea or coffee then walk along to St Johns church next to the roman ampitheatre. You will be rewarded with not just a nice cuppa from the small cafe there less than half the price...More

1  Thank bulgarianbuzz
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Popped in to the church , fascinating to read its history and pleased to see it open. refreshments were available and a wide range of second hand books.I was very interested to see the masons' marks on the stonework and delighted to see Welsh as...More

Thank Mel H
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is impressive with magnificent hall and magical decoration. The small gardens are picturesque especially in the spring. There is also a lovely shop for souvenirs inside. Entrance is free but you can give donations if you wish. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank EM_nosotros
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely, quiet church. Walked past it on the way into Chester from the station. Very peaceful, and a small cafe where we had a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. Stunning architecture and fascinating history. If you enjoy historical buildings, well worth...More

Thank TonyJo18
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist is arguably the most historic church in Chester and was the city's Cathedral until the Reformation in 1541. It isn't known when the church was first founded but some historians would argue that it is as far...More

2  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Excellent Norman church, with spectacular Norman pillars and a magnificent medieval pillar painting on one of the pillars. Many other highlights, too. Too many people miss this out because it is just slightly off the beaten track, outside the city walls. When my girlfriend and...More

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Well worth a visit. Has so much history and should be seen as part of the history of Chester as it was the first cathedral.

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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.

Thank Jackie S
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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
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