Sights & landmarks in Rochester

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  • PeteLucy434
    Uxbridge, UK1 837 contributions
    So much activity in the cathedral today, a large Lego bridge had attracted many children. Small for a cathedral, but pretty.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Kirstie A
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK171 contributions
    Our 5 year old enjoyed being inside the castle & finding the knights for the summer challenge. He managed the steps fine but younger ones or anybody with difficulty walking may find it quite difficult. The grounds were lovely & the whole place seems well looked after. Gift shop is quite expensive but the entry fee is not unreasonable, although I would highly recommend a heritage pass to be able to visit numerous times, then you could visit without the kids to have time to read the information.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • C Chuter
    Sandhurst, UK1 contribution
    Having never visited Rochester, my husband and I were delighted to find it was an absolute gem. We spent two days exploring the Castle and Cathedral, the Guildhall Museum and The Restoration House which Charles Dickens used as his inspiration for Satis House, the home of Miss Haversham in Great Expectations. However my lasting memory of Rochester will be our impromptu visit to the Tudor 6 Poor Travellers’ House on the beautiful High Street. It is free and the story behind it is fantastic for not only did Richard Watt provide free food, drink and accommodation to 6 different Tudor travellers for one night but sent them away the next morning with 4d in their pockets. His charitable works are still being felt to this day. Liz one of the curators gave us such a wonderful insight into the ongoing work of this amazing man. A beautiful little museum and so worth the donation.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Emily
    London, UK199 contributions
    Great castle, well preserved, so good commentary & explanations of evens.
    Very pleasant location to sit with picnic tables provided.
    Staff member was friendly & helpful.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • PeteLucy434
    Uxbridge, UK1 837 contributions
    We were recommended to go here and were not disappointed. Wonderful gardens and a gem of a house, like an antique shop!
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • MarkMahoney
    Aldershot, UK1 774 contributions
    Good museum with the highlight for me being Charles Dickens chalet tucked in serene little garden behind.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • andybate1967
    Doncaster, UK300 contributions
    I walked over and drove over the bridge it has been nicely painted with a lot of ornaments and a good view over the river
    Written 2 December 2019
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  • theomillie
    Berkeley, UK309 contributions
    Excellent morning of fun picking pumpkins. So many different types. All the staff are friendly and helpful. We also loved the pumpkin shop
    Written 26 October 2021
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK987 contributions
    While on a walk around Cliffe and along the Saxon Shore Way we came across the fort. You are not able to look around the fort other than from behind a wire fence, as the fort is on land owned by a local quarrying company. The fort is in a poor state of repair and flooded, as it sits on or below highwater level. It is sad that the fort has been allowed to get into such a dilapidated state and is now on the English Heritage’s monuments at risk register.
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • Bedouin29
    Sydney, Australia260 contributions
    My wife had a family connection as she knew an ancestor was married here in 1808, so as we had time and were in the area we chnaced to visit. Whilst not in pristine condition that adds to the character. We were blessed that one of the attendants, who had been bell ringing earlier, offered to give us a private tour, showing us the areas not open to the public, we went to the top of the tour which is probably the highest point in Rochester, the view were amazing. We can never thank the staff enough
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Craig P
    94 contributions
    If you plan to visit here get the train to Rochester and walk because parking is terrible.

    It is very nice inside but is rarely open.
    Written 10 November 2016
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  • Lorraine F
    Waltham Abbey, UK57 contributions
    We were visiting Rochester and looking for a butchers to take the produce home and very pleased this came up on a search. Huge variety of cuts of meat, cheese, butter, pies and vegetables etc sold, having brought the fillet steak and half leg of lamb we were throughly pleased with our purchases, the free range eggs were delicious. The comedy duo behind the counter were an added bonus, definitely will be returning when visiting the area again.
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • Trevor S
    Norwich, UK10 contributions
    We went by car and tried to find the park and ride. This was so poorly sign posted, we drove around the town twice before spotting a sign post on the pavement. The park and ride was found at Chatterham naval Dock yard. A decent sized sign on the A20 not a minuscule one on the pavement would of saved us an hour! So eventually, we parked, caught the bus, and made it to the High Street.
    The parade was good with lots of favorite characters and Steam Punk? All good fun.
    Plenty of street food on the market, and craft stalls etc.
    Also saw Dickens Swiss Chalet, the Cathedral and castle. All recommended.
    All in all after a bad start, a very enjoyable day out.
    Written 10 December 2021
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