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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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07:30 - 18:00
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Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.

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Rochester Cathedral is a compact, beautiful place. Full of wonderful character and free. It is a noble place and not inundated with tourists. The recently restored crypt is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rochester Cathedral is a compact, beautiful place. Full of wonderful character and free. It is a noble place and not inundated with tourists. The recently restored crypt is a delight.

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Buda, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful cathedral with great information and some lovely historical pieces. The newly opened crypt (Dec 2016) was spectacular and the 8 wide steps made access for the less mobile possible.

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice cathedral. From the inside even greater than expected with a lot of details worth to look at. If you are in the vincinity of Rochester make sure you visit it, you will not regret. Nice organ, too.

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halesowen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

once found, parking was easy, the signposts stopped once we left the main road. very pretty old high street, the cathedral is very well manned with volunteers who were all ready to give you information if you wanted it. it was very welcoming for this type of building, you could take photos and children were welcomed with special areas for... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning building which is really very well looked after. The staff that were working were friendly and I would go again! Beautiful.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to discover, so many people buried there, and little piece of history, :it's not all morbidity but so much historic information, it's free to see unlike Canterbury cathedral who charge the earth. It's a must! And a famous tree just outside

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

I don't recall ever visiting the cathedral but I am glad I did as it is quite stunning, my boys couldn't stop taking pictures. Free entry (donations welcome).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a cathedral built in XI century on the basement of a church built in 604 AC. It is located next to the Rochester Castle. Some nice stained glass windows inside. Really nice !

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't imagine going to Rochester without visit to Cathedral. Impressive building along with lots of history. Although not personally religious I like the fact that there is still a quiet place to light a candle of remembrance.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely cathedral well worth a visit, crypt now open and the castle is just across the cobbles. Great pubs and restaurants nearby

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