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Rochester Castle

Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
+44 1634 332901
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Built in 1087, this castle is one of England's finest and best preserved examples of Norman architecture.
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  • Average12%
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Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
+44 1634 332901
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rochester Castle is a real jewel, standing high above the Medway. Well worth a visit, this imposing ruin doesn’t fail to impress. Run by English Heritage it is kept in good order and visitors may climb to the top of the keep and enjoy views...More

Thank Darad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For £6 (free for English heritage members) for an adult I can say it's very very good value, the castle has multiple floors to explore, spiral staircase, roof with spectacular views over the river and of the cathedral. We went on a Sunday morning it...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing castle and history Beautiful grounds and high street in area and very picturesque. Very good day out for all the family and even just for a romantic walk for couples This is a must if your in Rochester a very historical area

Thank Gavin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best site in kent needless to say. Rich in history, fascinating to all. Good day out for adults and children

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved ruins of Castle. You can spend about one hour. There is a little shop downstairs. Good to visit during Dickens festival.

Thank MedvedikCistotny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to visit, even on a cold day. The views from every side are great. Interesting to know what was happening on each floor and nice to be able to walk round the very top. On top of this, the cathedral bells were ringing through...More

Thank Juliette P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This grand castle in Rochester is definitely worth a visit. You cannot go to Rochester without visiting it. A few years ago I took my granddaughter, she was 'there', sshh nanny don't wake beast up, be very quite nanny or Beast will be cross. She...More

Thank Marion C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really into all that history stuff but this place is quite chill. Nice place to just come sit down for a picnic or whatever. Obv good weather needed

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle and grounds are very nice to walk around. The building looks great to say its 900 years old. It doesn't cost anything to walk around the grounds. The only thing you pay for is climbing up the keep, which costs about 6 pounds....More

Thank MIADangerous
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great castle to view from outside and one can take great photos with the contrasting sky in the background If you want to enter then would suggest that you have an English Heritage membership as mostly it is a ruin

Thank badmintontim
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27 December 2017|
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Response from Lissa C | Reviewed this property |
As others have said: yes, looks as if it will be open. Just a thought if you haven't visited before: the high walkways, which are open to the sky, are bound to be wet and windy, so be sure to dress accordingly and wear... More
Charmaine S
28 November 2017|
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Response from mikejbondy | Reviewed this property |
I can definitely recommend ' Ye Arrow ' pub .........just at the bottom of Boley Hill....near Rochester Cathedral...........Great starters and main courses........good prices.....Gets busy.....a popular place......a good... More
Charmaine S
11 October 2017|
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Response from Rochester C | Property representative |
Hello, it isn't far at all. The train station is in a road that runs parallel to the High Street. Simply cross that road and you will be in the heart of Rochester.