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Rochester Cathedral, Rochester

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Experience England’s second oldest cathedral, Rochester Cathedral, built by the Anglo-Saxons in 604 CE. It blends many architectural styles, including Norman and Gothic, with finely detailed Romanesque facades. Join a service, listen to the choir, or just visit the cathedral on your own for its historical significance. Pick up a memento at the gift shop or stop for a snack at their tearooms and gardens, where all proceeds go to maintaining the building. Take some photos when not in service, and make sure to book a guided tour in advance. See Rochester Cathedral and all Rochester has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rochester sightseeing planner .
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  • In the centre of Rochester. Local pay and display parking. Enthusiastic volunteers so do ask questions. Lovely font and stain glass. A living church community with such long history.  more »
  • It doesn't have the soaring Gothic vaults of some of the grander English cathedrals, but Rochester Cathedral is steeped in history and takes you back to the period after the Norman Conquest. Close you...  more »
  • So many beautiful stained glass windows, a very peaceful restful experience. There are very nice attendant who will tell you the history of the cathedral. So many works of art. Very much worth a visit...  more »
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  • Very old Cathedral with a lot of history. Amazingly high ceilings, very well restored. Friendly staff on site.
  • Interesting cathedral often overlooked, but one of the first rebuilt after the Norman Conquest. Friendly welcome and enjoyed new exhibit of medieval text, Textus Roffensis in crypt.
  • Stunning building, great place to come and meditate on spiritual life
  • As well as the castle the rochester cathedral is a must go place!
  • one of the most stunning buildings ive been in in a long time

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