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Rochester Castle, Rochester
(4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Take a look inside one of the best-preserved examples of Norman architecture in England at Rochester Castle. Climb the spiral staircases to the top of the 34 m (113 ft) keep, the most prominent feature of the 12th-century castle. Rent an audio guide to supplement the diagrams and information panels around the site. A children's guide to the castle can be purchased in the gift shop. Put Rochester Castle into our Rochester itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I first visited Rochester Castle about 20 years ago, when I lived in London and was an active member of English Heritage and the National Trust - and this castle made a great impression on me. Taking ...  more »
  • Worth visiting on a clear day as you get great views from all sides. About £6 to visit and each room has a descriptive board in it in English and French so no need for a guide. Gift shop on site but n...  more »
  • From the castle grounds there is a lovely view of the cathedral, the river and the castle itself. This is a nice open area for families with young kids to run around in. Go up to the top of the castle...  more »
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  • Lovely old castle and grounds. Nice to hear about local history and the role Rochester castle played in some very historic moments. Easy to walk to Rochester town centre for food and drinks. Quaint old city. A stones throw from the cathedral. Always have good Xmas markets too!
  • Lovely historic castle well worth a visit if you are travelling in the area, although the castle is only a ruin if you are looking for historic architecture the cathedral is a much better visit. Get great views of the cathedral, historic Rochester and the river Medway from the top of castle. Visiting isn't too expensive but certainly not the cheapest thing to do in the area. The castle grounds are free to visit and relax in, a great spot for lunch.
  • Very nice place to visit. Great history lesson for the kids (& us). Staff are very accommodating, letting us enter, even though they had just closed for last admittance.
  • Firstly the price - 19 quid for 3 adults.... I'd have expected more for that price. However my 3 year old adored going up and down the stone steps of the castle... The views were good at all levels, definitely something to do when it's good weather.
  • Beautiful castle, well preserved and lovely tended. Very helpful staff who allow you plenty of freedom to explore at your own pace. The information is easy to follow with lots of interesting key facts and the roof top access allows for really panoramic views of the city. Great visit.