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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
Upnor Castle High Street, Rochester ME2 4XG, England
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 helps