Six Poor Travellers House, Rochester

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  • August 14, 2017
    Highlight of this interesting old travellers rest house is the beautiful little walled garden with all its different herbs, the house and its story are well worth a visit, and its free so leave a dona...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    this little gem of a place,is easy to walk by and most people do! you see a old door and a plaque above it,and barely notice it,this was a charitable shelter set up in the will of one of the local gen...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Saw this next to the info centre, it was open so we went in. Simply charming little place, lots of references to the Dickens's Christmas tale but the courtyard garden and the little travellers' rooms ...  more »
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  • If in Rochester on the tourist trail, dont miss it. Great overview of Rochester history with a huge influence from a certain Charles Dickens. Recommended
  • The house itself is quaint and the history is quite interesting. My daughter enjoyed viewing the bedrooms. However, the extraordinary rudeness from the volunteer on duty, unfortunately, put a bit of a damper on the whole experience.
  • Guy in charge needs to cheer up
  • Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 to 13.00 & 14.00 to 17.00. Open in winter only on some weekends. Price: Admission free. The poor travellers' House was built in 1579, purposed the facade in 1771. In his testament prompted Richard Watts construction, which should serve as a Poorhouse. The House provided those shelter for a night, have nowhere else to go. Above the door is an inscription dating back to 1865, it reads: "for six poor travellers who not being rogues or Proctor may receive free for one night lodging, entertainment and four pence each". The simply furnished rooms convey an impression of the conditions under which the people of the lower class lived
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