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Rochester Cathedral

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Address: The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
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+44 1634 843366
07:30 - 18:00
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Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.

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Historically stunning and serene

Dating back to bishop odo for the period around 1050ad. A stunningly beautiful cathedral in the township of rochester. Oozes history and the surrounding area has the castle... read more

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Dating back to bishop odo for the period around 1050ad. A stunningly beautiful cathedral in the township of rochester. Oozes history and the surrounding area has the castle directly opposite it. The best example of a surviving norman keep in the country. The cathedral is simply awesome.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long hot walk into the town it was good to sit in the cathedral and just soak up the atmosphere . Not the biggest of cathedrals but lovely just the same. Very friendly and helpful guides. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Paul C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rochester Cathedral is a complex and treasured place, special as a church, in terms of architecture and because of the many human stories hidden in every corner. This was the first time we had visited since the completion of the recent Lottery-funded work to the crypt, so we went straight there, to see both this and the new exhibition focusing... More 

Thank Lissa C
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can feel the history of the Cathedral as soon as you approach. Cobblestone roads lead to it and the Castle overlooks it. Inside, there is the distinct smell of Church. So many things to look at inside and you can walk around the crypt and the cloisters.

Thank Lizald5
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stunning cathedral..peaceful and beautiful!...visitedvmany visited many times...the christmas tree lighting ceremony is beautiful!

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting Rochester & went to the Cathedral ,its well worth a visit.Very interesting & beautiful inside.Information card given to you on entry . Free entry ...Donation box Situated in a lovely area next to the castle & park near the river

Thank Maureen J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice enough. Nothing too amazing but nice all the same. Can view in 15 minutes. I wouldn't make a special trip to it but if you are heading to Rochester anyway you can take in the castle there and in Upnor as you probably wouldn' go again

Thank sblacoe
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of history. A very majestic building. A lot to look at. A must have see when in the area. Such a beautiful place.

Thank Kim_Flitter
Chatham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Often go in The Cathedral to pray and light a candle . They have a box where you can ask to be remembered in prayer the following morning , there is a lot of history in here , lots to see . At the back there is also the Cathedral tea rooms , where you can sit out in the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful free Cathedral. Welcoming staff .stunning architecture. So tranquil felt completely at peace . Great to step away from the fast pace of everyday life .

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