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Hidden Gem

Who knew we lost a battle to the Dutch in our own rivers! Fascinating tale of the battle. Family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie L
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A little hidden Gem.

This little Elizabethan Artillery Fort is hidden away at the end of a cobbled lane. The fort is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BishopX41
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“free car park”(17 reviews)
“cobbled street”(16 reviews)
“the river”(88 reviews)
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Set in tranquil grounds, in the picturesque riverside village of Upnor, stands this rare and wonderfully preserved Elizabethan artillery fortress.Upnor Castle was built in 1559 to defend the navy of Queen Elizabeth I and the nearby Chatham Dockyard...more
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Upnor Castle High Street, Rochester ME2 4XG, England
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+44 1634 718742
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All reviews free car park cobbled street the river english heritage chatham dockyard self service well worth a visit quaint village vending machine small fort picnic area ticket office high street audio guide sunny day couple of hours information boards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a great location. Tucked away at the end of a beautiful street on the river. However it just lacked any real pizzazz. Interesting but not entertaining. The need to try harder.

Thank James67578657
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew we lost a battle to the Dutch in our own rivers! Fascinating tale of the battle. Family friendly with children's dressing up area. Super views across the Medway. Car park is approx 200 yards away, but is through an interesting historic lane well...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little Elizabethan Artillery Fort is hidden away at the end of a cobbled lane. The fort is very well maintained and there are a number of buildings and floors to explore. The staff are very knowledgeable and Phil was great to talk too. This...More

Thank BishopX41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our friends who live in Rochester because they had never brought us here before. They said it was small. It was! But quite interesting nevertheless. We parked in the English Heritage car park and the castle entrance is only a short walk...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our afternoon visit to this small castle which is more of a fort guarding the Chatham dockyards. Easy to find and a free carpark about 3 mins walk down a wonderful cobbled street through the village, which has 2 pubs for those who fancy...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully castle spent a morning absorbing the sights and history. We'll worth a visit. Beautifully hidden down a narrow cobblestone road. Information inside the castle very informative. Audio guide very easy to follow, you can walk round as you please as everything numbered.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in as we had an hour spare,it’s in a nice location and well worth a visit for some local history.

Thank Flipflop4444
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Has lots of character but for an “attraction” it wasn’t very educational there were lots of empty rooms- so a bit lacking for the £6.40 admission fee (adult) great views though! Just wanted to mention the lovely young lad in the gift shop who was...More

Thank MeganC C
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

It is look like a Ford more then Castle. It is a very compact building with interesting entrances, exits and stairs. Very funny place for playing with children. You could not find here fantastic, huge building. It is an Ford in strategy important place.

Thank Екатерина П
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Visited on a lovely sunny day and enjoyed exploring this small castle and its grounds. The castle is a short walk from the free car park and is located on the River at the bottom of Upnor High Street. The man in the shop gave...More

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milnealison6cows2018
14 July 2018|
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Response from KentBev | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , I have no idea. You could phone them to ask?
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Hania E
14 May 2017|
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Response from Stuart R | Reviewed this property |
The 191 Bus runs out that way, not sure on frequency or cost, it is walkable (about 45 minutes) It is worth looking on google maps for the best route, sorry unable to post a link on here
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Jane M
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
We was there for a couple of hours and had a flask and pack lunch with good views of the river and there's a good area of grass they have audio guide book which tell you the history at the door for a pound to hire hope this... More
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