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Rochester Cathedral

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

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Rochester cathedral has a fine setting between the Norman castle and the high street. The cathedral dates back 1400 years but more of it is twelfth century than anything else... read more

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Southborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rochester cathedral has a fine setting between the Norman castle and the high street. The cathedral dates back 1400 years but more of it is twelfth century than anything else. It's not large, but it is atmospheric. The monuments are interesting, especially the tombs of the old bishops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cathedral in Rochester is well worth visiting. The organ in the middle of the cathedral is very impressive. The windows are real masterpiece. This is probably one of the best cathedrals in Kent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited during storm Doris and it was a welcomed haven. All of the helpers made us all extremely welcome and gave us a history on the cathedral. Very spiritual place that as a Christian anyway made us feel at home. They didnt charge for entry but do ask for a donation of only £5 which is well worth it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It might be quite small but it is wonderful and full of little architectural and historical treats! The Romanesque carving in the nave is splendid, the early 13th-century fresco depicting Fortune in the quire is something you won't see anywhere else; and try to find some original Norman tiles in the north choir transept too! There are some extraordinary medieval... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmospheric splendour that always has something new to see. The cafe is good too, especially if the weather lets you sit out in the garden and feed crumbs to the birds.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cathedral, lots to see and discover. The crypt is recently restored and is stunning. Lovely little shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely old building with lots of character, plenty of cafes to choose from outside, there is no entrance fee but you can leave a donation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crypt at Rochester Cathedral has the Textus Roffensis which predates the Magna Carta by almost 100 years. It is the only existing copy of the first code of English Law. The Cathedral is one of the Highlights of Rochester and even though we live locally, is always worth re-visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during half term with our two girls. The building was magnificent and the inside was well looked after. As it's half term they offered brass rubbing activities at a very good price. It's a lovely place to have a little wonder and warm up from the cold!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steeped in history, across the road from the castle, small gift shop, Its worth a look hard to think over a thousand years of Christianity at this site.

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