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Rochester Cathedral

The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
+44 1634 843366
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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London
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Growing in Christ since AD 604. This is England's second oldest cathedral. We are home to the Textus Roffensis, the only existing copy of the first code of English Law. Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
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+44 1634 843366
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"well worth a visit"
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"light a candle"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 41 reviews
"stained glass"
in 11 reviews
"tea room"
in 24 reviews
"high street"
in 50 reviews
"no charge"
in 11 reviews
"free admission"
in 10 reviews
"magna carta"
in 11 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 18 reviews
"lots of history"
in 13 reviews
"across the road"
in 10 reviews
"charles dickens"
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"choir"
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"donation"
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"nave"
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"worship"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building was excellent and beautiful stained glass. The cafe had an exhibition relating to church interiors which was very good. The cafe was God’s and friendly staff but the staff a little brisk in the cathedral on entering and if you asked questions.

Thank Di O
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Reviewed 3 days ago

when i came in i saw a lott of things. there was a huge sort of piano. it had a lott of beautiful statue. i had a lot of fun

Thank Ataner E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see when you visit. There are a number of guides within the building to help you with any questions that you have. A stunning building that is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful Example of a Cathedral one of the best in England. Situated in the heart off Rochester Kent. A beautiful building which is outstanding on the inside of the building open most times so visitors can go in to see the alter and all...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry but has bins for donations. Met by a friendly man who told us a little about the place and then let us wander around with a little map. The organ was playing and a school was having a maths lesson there - all...More

Thank crushertim
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello crushertim, Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, we aim to make the Cathedral as accessible and welcoming to all as we can. I'm glad this came across during your visit. I hope we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteers at the cathedral are to be congratulated for their friendliness and their knowledge. Their newest offering is the recently opened crypt display. In it one finds information about the bridge at Rochester, from the Roman times to the present; fresco remnants; building portions...More

Thank wanderwoman43
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear wanderwoman43, Thank you for leaving us this review. We are very lucky with our volunteers and I will pass on your kind words. The Bridgeworks Exhibition is a temporary exhibition which we are housing in our recently restored Crypt. I am glad you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant to walk round ,loved the ornate architecture .Free to get into as well .Outside beautiful tree in bloom too ,breathtaking . Really enjoyed our visit and would thoroughly recommend it .More

Thank Gillian R
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gillian R, Thank you for leaving us such a great review. It's always a shame the tree only blooms for a short while - it always looks so stunning. I hope we will see you again in the future. Best Wishes, Rebecca, Visitor Experience...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning. It's a working cathedral and the docents are filled with interesting tidbits about the building and grounds. Beautiful windows and grounds. You can easily fill and hour or more here.More

Thank Erin C
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Erin C, Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Rochester Cathedral. We are very proud of the knowledge our staff and volunteers have. There are so many interesting details in the cathedral it would be impossible for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cathedral. Plan your visit to coincide with Sung/Choral Evensong or a service with the choir. Museum in the Crypt also very interesting.More

Thank chrisO7691IB
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ChrisO769|B, Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We have regular services throughout the week with our choir. They always sound beautiful during services so it is definitely worth coming if you can. I hope we will see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rochester cathedral was established in something like 604AD. Really interesting history. The two around it is lovely.

Thank Steven_WLG
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Steven_WLG, Thank you for leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and found the history of the cathedral interesting. I hope you will visit again soon. Best Wishes, Rebecca, Visitor Experience and Enterprise Manager

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