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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 Day Trip from London
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Built in 1087, this castle is one of England's finest and best preserved examples of Norman architecture.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
+44 1634 332901
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1 - 10 of 833 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The view from this castle is just amazing across Medway. You can explore all around this castle and see 360 degrees over the river, surrounding towns and hills. Wow.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Famous, huge towering castle close to the bank's of the Medway. Very old, hence it's a little bit of a ruin. Do Not worry though take the sudioguide for a truly wonderfullnday out. History is everywhere. Gift shop if you want it.

Thank carjams
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely well preserved old castle in a lovely surrounding--offering views over the Medway and the Cathedral. We didnt do a tour as they were setting up nearby for an evening concert and there was restricted access.

Thank Willowfield8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent night from start to finish would highly recommend, great music, great atmosphere then an outstanding Firework display

Thank Dmaitland71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle concerts are excellent put on by medway council and the proms are my favourite what an excellent well managed event well done medway council

Thank john t
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been 20 years since my last climb to the top of the castle. Back then my youngest was three and too young to climb and too heavy to be carried. This time, he pounded up determined not to miss the experience. My daughter...More

Thank helenskiMinnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently attended Rochester Castle concerts. The venue was fantastic. Medway council really did put on a spectacular show. Craig David was awesome and Friday Motown party was unbelievable fun. I would highly recommend this venue which provided a safe and friendly atmosphere and throughly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Proms in the grounds of the Castle. Beautiful surroundings to see the wonderful Castle Concerts Prom. Saw 2 fab artists Jonathan Antoine and Laura Wright. The setting was so right for this sort of concert. Would certainly go again to the beautiful...More

Thank jimsally13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue is excellent for a concert. There were lots of parking spaces in the multi storey and the long stay car park as well as on street parking if you were there early enough. Cost £3.50 from about 6pm to the end of the...More

Thank MrsS1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great views across the river, pity the film of the Battle of Rochester got so much wrong. come and see the real thing

Thank cliff w
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25 May 2017|
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Response from RobininBRISTOL | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so
10 October 2016|
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Response from Rochester C | Property representative |
Yes for entrance to the Keep It's £6.40 for an adult, £4.00 for children or concessions. £16.80 for a family. The grounds are free to visit.
9 September 2016|
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Response from K3v1Nc | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of areas in the grounds for a picnic