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Growing in Christ since AD 604. This is England's second oldest cathedral. We are home to the Textus Roffensis, the only existing copy of the first code of English Law. Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.
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The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
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All reviews well worth a visit light a candle beautiful building stained glass tea room high street no charge free admission steeped in history across the road lots of history charles dickens choir donation nave worship evensong
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are I to Cathedrals then there is lots to see including the Textus Roffenis (earliest written copy of the first code of English law. There is a Cafe and gift shop on the crypt

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chrissT8030TW
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very pleasant coffee in the new crypt cafe. Beautiful Norman Cathederal with helpful and knowledgable staff.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pete E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the Cathedral, it’s stunning inside, the sun was shining and the stained glass windows were just exquisite, the colours were so vivid and clear. The highlight for me was the Cathedrals library, here are a beautiful collection of books dating...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen503775
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rochester Cathedral is well worth visiting. The second oldest cathdral in the UK, it was on the pilgimage route to Canterbury in times past. Situated in the middle of the Victorian town, with many literary links to the writer Charles Dickens, and only a very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry, helpful people, beautiful and well maintained, well worth a visit, happy to make donation as no pressure unlike some places

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sarahwB6494GA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rochester is a relatively small but very beautiful and peaceful cathedral. If you're in Rochester it's a must visit right next to both the high street and Rochester castle.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful Cathedral. The second oldest and the second smallest in the UK. The volunteers are willing and helpful. Well worth the visit and there is no entrance fee. They rely on voluntary donations. Regrettably, for them, they do not feature their Gift Aid envelopes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GoonerGav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cathedral is brilliant well worth a visit. It is one of the oldest in the UK. It is a shame Rochester lost it City status due to mistakes by local council.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jduncan2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a very beautiful ancient cathedral. good to go for some peace in a mad world or to explore. the crypt was closed but maybe they were doing work and the cloisters outside were also closed but in the summer , both of these...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank spicers2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a cold damp day. Cathedral is one of the UK’s oldest and is magnificent. Lovely to have a wander round. The crypt has been beautifully converted to a cafe and exhibition space although the display was closed on a Saturday afternoon, which seemed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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28 May 2018|
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Response from Rochester_Cathedral | Property representative |
Hello, we do have regular guided tours available at the Cathedral. The times change quite regularly so you are best to give us a call on 01634 843366
3 September 2017|
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Response from An K | Reviewed this property |
Only guide dogs for people who need support is my understanding
3 September 2017|
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Response from nigelwhittaker2017 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, unless they are guide dogs