This church was once Chester's cathedral, and is now partly ruined. So there's plenty of history to take in (the organ was used at a coronation!), and a useful little guide you can read that points out key things of interest. Look out for the medieval coffin high in the ruins! Additionally, the church is working quite hard to look... 更多
Having descended from the city walls to look at the Roman Garden and the amphitheatre we decided to take a stroll around and in this church too as it was so close and free. The attendant was helpful and informative and the stained glass was beautiful. Partially in ruins the church has an interesting history.
Dating back to 689, Chester's 1st ever Cathedral from 1075 to 1102, used as a Parliamentarian gun emplacement in 1645, this church is free to visit and it is right by the park and "Lost Coliseum". Well worth a visit.
Next to the Roman Amphitheatre it was a Saxon Minster in 689 and Chester 1st Cathedral between 1075 and 1102, it was used as a gun tower during the English Civil War 1642-46, its fee to go in and there is a small coffee shop. Worth a visit.
It was not our intention to visit the St John the Baptist's Church but my wife love of her camera and photos brought us to the church. We were impressed by the attendant who told us a little of the history. Not at all pushy like some churches and cathedrals. Worth the visit.
This is the previous cathedral for Chester. It's very cute, open every day and there are people who will show you around for free. It's built on the location of a previous cathedral that is now in ruins, so it's a new church nestled in the ruins of a cathedral.
This place gives a great insight into the past and allows you to visualise not only the importance of the church but the power and status the church had.Its great to see at least some of the original buildings remain for all to see and admire The walls,church and amphitheatre make a really good walk round
Had been here before in our previous visits to Chester but showing the site to our grown children was a distinct pleasure. This church has a certain spirit that transports you back to early times, a different era. It has a beautiful stained glass window and various artifacts from Roman times. The church itself is a model of different architectural... 更多
Felt like a bit of a tardis, seemed a lot bigger inside than it looked from the outside. Really enjoyed looking around it, once again (as in a lot of places in Chester) it has an awful lot of history rolled into it :-)