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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a nice stroll around the cathedral & grounds, the old library inside is well managed filled with hundreds of Antique religious books is well work a look

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unlike some other Cathedrals we have visited this is completely free (obviously they appreciate a donation but there was no pressure to give one). It is an impressive place and full of interesting quirks such as the graffiti left by ancient sailors on the stone...More

Thank mark6662016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to many cathedrals but this is my favourite! So inspiring and in a lovely setting near the castle.Words are not enough you need to visit for yourself. I will be go as far to say that i personally prefer Rochester over Canterbury!...More

Thank Englishlady63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s in a nice location adjacent to the castle, also the surrounding area is a good place to spend the day.

Thank Flipflop4444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I (who have lived here for years!) finally Visited The cathedral and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were warmly greeted and found lots of interest and history inside this stunning building. A local gem.

Thank mandybkent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to live in the Medway but today was my first visit to Rochester to sightsee. Loved the Cathedral; the interior is magnificent and I especially enjoyed listening to the choir who were practicing - very relaxing and soothing on a Sunday afternoon! Lots...More

Thank DeLaLittle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely cathedral opposite the castle. A very impressive frontage. The interior is peaceful but historically most interesting.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd largest cathedral in England, lots to see and lots of very helpful staff / volunteers on hand to explain certain bits. Loved the ancient graffiti and the film shows that start when it sensed your presence in an area. The one on all the...More

Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unexpectedly large cathedral for the size of the town. This is explained by the fact that it was originally an abbey church, and became the 2nd most popular pelgrim destination in England, hosting the tomb of a to me unknown saint. Actually,...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very tranquil and peaceful place with plenty of connections to local people of 300 years ago. Lovely organ playing when we visited and would love to visit to hear the choir worth a visit if you are in Rochester

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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