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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
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"the river"
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"king john"
in 28 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 22 reviews
"audio guide"
in 54 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 11 reviews
"english heritage"
in 37 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 53 reviews
"information boards"
in 30 reviews
"high street"
in 56 reviews
"gift shop"
in 30 reviews
"sunny day"
in 13 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
in 14 reviews
"dickens festival"
in 17 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"entrance fee"
in 14 reviews
"an adult"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the Proms night on 14 July. Excellent night out the LPO and the supporting band were excellent. We left at the end of the evening on a high having sung our hearts out and will be attending again next year.

Thank pearlosborne
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on the 16th July. Parking is either side street on other local car parks as it has no onsite parking. Does have toilets and a small shop. On the day I went the card machine wasn't work but I'm a English heritage member so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the castle on 10th July 2018. The castle has a fantastic history and dominates the landscape. It is convenient to the main town street and next to the cathedral. The building is a shell with stairways inside but the walls and the way they...More

Thank Steve W
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Rochester C, Manager at Rochester Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic castle, is a bit old from 1200s nothing to see inside only stairs but definitely worth it to be in a building that is so old and rich of history, our day was fantastic since it was a sunny day, perfect for pictures 💃🌷💐

Thank Ljubica B
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Rochester C, Manager at Rochester Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely castle which is worth visiting. I live very close and decided to visit and was astounded that something so awesome was on my doorstep. Climbing to the top of the battlements you will experience amazing views of the surrounding area, including the Cathedral,...More

Thank Janice K
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Rochester C, Manager at Rochester Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good and impressive looking castle from the outside but all ruins inside. lots of steps to get to top of it with views of the river medway and area but not much inside the castle. Plenty of information boards inside it to tell you...More

Thank 06Robert
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Rochester C, Manager at Rochester Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle of Rochester, conveniently located in the center of town, (of course), is the largest standing Norman Era castle keep in England. It was besieged by King John immediately after the Magna Carta, 1215, and has sweeping views of the Medway River.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we only stopped to look at the outside, but really glad we went up. (I sent herself actually. Fantastic piece of history!

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic castle with lovely grounds. The weather was beautiful when we arrived, with a strong breeze. Many people were taking advantage of the green spaces. Sadly we did not go into the castle but were given a great briefing of the inside.

Thank Belle-Noel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit . The weather was perfect . The villiage is lovely and everyone we spoke to were polite

Thank Hayzjohns
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AixWorm
10 July 2018|
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Response from Rochester C | Property representative |
I'm afraid we don't allow BBQs in the grounds
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hodgesplodge
18 June 2018|
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Response from Soo M | Reviewed this property |
The the actual castle , maybe half an hour , but the grounds are lovely to picnic in, the view of the river is nice , and the whole area is so steeped in history it’s worth lingering , especially if you like dickens . Visit... More
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Riversidezoe
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
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