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Rochester Cathedral, Rochester

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Religious Site
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. To visit Rochester Cathedral on your trip to Rochester, use our Rochester vacation generator.
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  • Like most cathedrals of this era, the architecture is stunning. Entry is free, and you have fairly free access to roam around and look at the amazing architecture, and stained glass windows. Since it'...  more »
  • Rochester Cathedral!!! There are not so much to say somebody for this piece of art Cathedral.Actually in my oppinion is one of the most historic monuments of England. The second in England that is so ...  more »
  • Although it is the second oldest cathedral in England, it's not one of the most interesting cathedrals I have looked round. The crypt has a modern feel to it as it has been sympathetically lit and tid...  more »
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  • I visited in August 2016. Compared to some other cathedrals I've visited I found Rochester to have very peaceful and contemplative ambience. I was met by a volunteer who gave me an interesting overview of the cathedrals history and architecture, plus a free leaflet giving details of the main areas to see. Each area has an information board to read and the volunteers are happy to answer any queries you may have. Very enjoyable. Entry is free, but a £5 donation is optional, and welcome.
  • Really amazing space. Ridiculously high ceilings, like who is ever going to need all that space? Also not sure if God actually hangs out here.
  • One of the most significant cathedrals and rather understated. Incredible size and beautiful architectural details. It is situated in the heart of the old town, right next to the castle keep. Well worth a visit.
  • Simply amazing and free. Beautiful building.
  • Beautiful Cathedral, lucky to visit when the choir were singing and they were amazing. Kent is lucky to have this amazing building and history. Worth a visit and soak up the history