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Eastgate House

High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
+44 1634 332700
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Unusually Grade 1 Listed house

Grade 1 is usually reserved for castles and cathedrals, but this 16th century house has this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary R
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Guided Tour

We had a very informative and enjoyable guided tour of this historic building (£7 per person). The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen E
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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An Elizabethan Town House in the heart of Rochester. Recently re-opened after 13 years, now inviting visitors to learn about the history of this magnificent building. From a family home to a Victorian School this house has many tales to tell.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
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+44 1634 332700

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Grade 1 is usually reserved for castles and cathedrals, but this 16th century house has this special listing. Now towards the end of a substantial renovation, this is a visit for people who like buildings. Having a guide makes it much easier to trace the...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very informative and enjoyable guided tour of this historic building (£7 per person). The tour gives you information about the process of restoring the house, as well as the history of the house itself. After the tour you can spend as much...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to see some nice gardens, the Charles Dickens Chalet, a Medieval Road and a Water pump that belonged to Dickens at his house in nearby Higham. The Elizabethan House itself is £5-50 (adults) to visit or £15 for a family. I...More

1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eastgate House, having undergone 3 years of restoration and upgrading, has now reopened to the public as a wedding venue, conference rooms and offices. This is a wonderful Grade I listed building. In the garden of the house stands the Swiss Chalet, given to Charles...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This house has recently been sensitively restored to original colour schemes in the various rooms. Mainly 16th century but with later additions. it is very well displayed with concise and interesting notes on each room. it is spread over 3 floors and has quite a...More

1  Thank Trevor H
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review Trevor, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

16th century home, refurbished to a very high standard. House was featured in Charles Dickens book. Fire places and ceilings are beautiful as where the gardens. Well worth a visit, thoroughly enjoyed.

2  Thank sarahtown
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review Sarah. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Eastgate House is a grade one listed building in Rochester’s historic High Street. This beautiful Elizabethan townhouse was built in the late 1590s for Sir Peter Buck, a senior officer at the Royal Tudor Dockyard. Subsequently five generations of the Buck family lived in the...More

11  Thank Sandygranny
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we hope that you manage to visit us soon!

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Historically one of the most important houses in the country, as well as being the setting in 2 of Charles Dickens' books

Thank John E
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your review John, we hope that you have had a chance to come inside since we re-opened in July.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

The scaffolding is now removed and one can enjoy this beautiful house. We could not get into the House, that will have to be for the next visit.

Thank Fritse Z
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We look forward to welcoming you now we're open!

Reviewed 29 May 2015

It is a shame that the house is closed and the opportunity to portray Dickens even further lost ...........however these small gardens are located by the library in a fairly centre position in the High Street and are well-tended and are a beautiful place to...More

Thank sabatinitennis
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We're glad you enjoy the gardens. The house has re-opened now and we hope you will come and visit us soon.

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