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Rochester Castle

Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
+44 1634 332901
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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London
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Built in 1087, this castle is one of England's finest and best preserved examples of Norman architecture.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
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"the river"
in 121 reviews
"audio guide"
in 54 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 21 reviews
"king john"
in 25 reviews
"english heritage"
in 36 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 51 reviews
"information boards"
in 29 reviews
"high street"
in 54 reviews
"gift shop"
in 30 reviews
"walk around"
in 14 reviews
"dickens festival"
in 16 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 11 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 14 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 13 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 16 reviews
"an adult"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are absolutely honoured to have this magnificent beast of a castle in our own backyard. Rochester rocks

Thank gustavosoliver9
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This Castle has a big history which resulted in the Magna carta, it has this strange atmosphere of an Evil Castle but if you love history and like the stories of the Crusaders then it is a place to visit.its worth it it has a...More

Thank toneme007
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like history and castles then you would love this. Good to look around and find out about it.

Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having joined English Heritage we used our membership to get us and the grandchildren in to explore all 200+ steps of this amazing Keep. The views of the Cathedral, river Medway and the surrounding countryside are magnificent and the insight of what it must have...More

Thank timetachyon
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Reviewed 6 days ago

To be honest it looks lovely and the views of the Medway are superb from the surrounding area, but we took our waitress's advice who said there was nothing inside and left it at that...superb photo opportunities!

Thank LondonFet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exterior of Rochester Castle is very well preserved and looks very much like a classic ‘story book castle’. Entrance fees are reasonably priced, and it is free for English Heritage members. The climb of about 200 stairs is well rewarded by the great views...More

Thank flutefairy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really recommend this place, although it's not free. Such a historic structure, and can feel the great work from ancient people. The view surrounding is amazing as well, children can enjoy running on the green.

Thank Liu D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The welcome was very friendly. The castle is huge and worth a visit. Too many steps for me unfortunately, but for children, it presents opportunities for adventure.

1  Thank Lucy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can explore the external ruins of this castle for free or pay to go into the ruins themselves. The views from both are stunning looking over the river. great place to sit and relax too.

1  Thank BargeeGirl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle and its grounds are not wheelchair friendly, but you can't expect the Norman's to put in a stair lift. The climb to the top of the castle is not for the faint hearted. But the view from the top is staggering. Looking out...More

Thank Kathy D
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Riversidezoe
26 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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Charmaine S
27 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
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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.
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