Based in Leeds, but exploring Berlin for the next two months.
Published March 24th 2013
Discovered by a wonderful accident
While taking a tour round a church may not be everybody's cup of tea, St. John the Baptist is an absolutely delightful find. My friend, boyfriend and I were having a day out in Chester and I suggested heading in, as it was a place I'd always passed but never visited.
The three of us were offered a free tour by a friendly guide. He filled us in on the in-depth history of the church, from its Saxon origins to hidden medieval features like a hidden stairwell in a 12th century arch. The tour was incredibly informative and concise, and revealed so many hidden treasures you would simply miss if you walked around unguided.