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Rochester Castle, Rochester

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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 online journey builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rochester.
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  • Close your eyes and let your imagination roam. Think of the dancing, the music, the feasting which must have taken place in the Great Hall, and think of the noise of battle as you were attacked by no ...  more »
  • I drive by here daily on my way to work, it's beauty is never tiresome and its ruggedness is awe inspiring! I have visited here many times, in rain, shine and spent many an evening here at concerts. T...  more »
  • You must visit Medieval Rochester Castle, Built in 1127. We take our friends from all over the world to visit. All are amazed by this Historic monument. Just three pounds fifty each compared to the co...  more »
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  • A great place to visit. After paying the entrance fee I really enjoyed walking up and down inside the keep. The views from the top are wonderful. There is an audio guide and static information boards and a model of the castle. The steps are of differing heights and could be difficult for older people or young children and may well be very slippery when wet. Well worth a visit! An English Heritage site.
  • Great day out exploring ye olde England. Even my 3 yr old enjoyed working his way to the top of the castle. Access can be an issue with some of the worn stairs so be prepared. Good fun and plenty of exercise.
  • I only got to see the castle from the outside. But even so, it was an awesome sight. Positioned in an imposing location overlooking the River Medway and Rochester and nestled within a lovely conservation area. There's plenty to do and see in the surrounding area so this is well worth a visit.
  • The shell of a Norman castle. You can climb up to the battlements for a bird's-eye view of the lovely Rochester Cathedral, and out over the Medway. A first class experience. Don't neglect going into the Cathedral.
  • Very nice and improving Castle that still stands strong. The grounds around the castle is nice to walk around. We didn't go inside, but would do so next time.

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