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Rochester Cathedral

The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
+44 1634 843366
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Growing in Christ since AD 604. This is England's second oldest cathedral. We are home to the Textus Roffensis, the only existing copy of the first code of English Law. Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.
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  • Average3%
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The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
+44 1634 843366
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went in while on holiday. Beautiful place but what stuck out was how exceptionally welcoming they were. To our kids too - they were glued to a particularly well put together "I spy" sheet for ages and the cathedral volunteers were great with them and...More

Thank Paul H
Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Paul H, Thank you for visiting and for leaving us a review. I'm really happy to hear how welcoming and knowledgeable you found our volunteers. They are a true asset of the cathedral and it is always lovely to hear other people appreciate the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really amazing place to visit. A genuine welcome as we wandered in from the guide. Lots to see inside. We particularly enjoyed the crypt & the library. The 70243 exhibition was moving. Good to see a building of this size being used for the...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mrs BsTravels. Thank you for leaving us a review. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Rochester Cathedral. The temporary 70,273 exhibition runs until March 12th. I will definitely be passing on your comments on to our team about how you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second oldest cathedral in the land, the setting for ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Charles Dicken’s unfinished novel. Steeped in history , great architecture , lots of info and coffee shop if you go at the right time, also it is an...More

Thank Soo M
Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us a review and for visiting Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral does have a most remarkable and full history including its starring role in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’ Our coffee shop has now opened and is open from 11am to 3pm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had looked up a couple of places to come on our day out in Rochester. The main place we saw was the Cathedral, and we werent dissapointed. The architecture is stunning and it takes a little while to get round. Lots to look at...More

2  Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great cathedral, very large in its size and a great location right near the Rochester Castle.

Thank Jonathon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, a totally amazing cathedral that has a huge history and spans numerous time periods each leaving its mark on the building. The staff are really helpful and full of information which they are willing to share in abundance. Although it is a huge place...More

Thank Sheridan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a little jaunt to the cathedral today after breakfast, rarely do you look at your local surroundings and take in so we had a little Look , the building is magnificent the people running it so informative and friendly , had a little trip...More

1  Thank Pinkstonekerr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent medieval cathedral near the castle. Free entry but donations accepted. Disable friendly. Plenty of people to tell about Cathedral and it’s history.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. And be sure to light. Candle at the back of the Cathedral. Very helpful staff. Absolutely beautiful place to visit.

Thank Kissimmee7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the centre of the town the cathedral has a wealth of history. e.g being used as a stable apparently by Cromwell's roundheads. It is worth a visit as it is still very much a place of worship and community activities. Just across the road...More

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