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Rochester Cathedral

The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
+44 1634 843366
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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
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+44 1634 843366
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"well worth a visit"
in 90 reviews
"light a candle"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 42 reviews
"stained glass"
in 11 reviews
"tea room"
in 25 reviews
"high street"
in 51 reviews
"free admission"
in 10 reviews
"magna carta"
in 11 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 18 reviews
"lots of history"
in 13 reviews
"across the road"
in 10 reviews
"charles dickens"
in 10 reviews
"choir"
in 66 reviews
"donation"
in 82 reviews
"nave"
in 30 reviews
"worship"
in 22 reviews
"evensong"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ours was a very quick visit. The cathedral is just a short walk from the castle. The choir were practising when we were there and they sounded amazing!

Thank NichaUk
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with a group to look around Rochester, what a lovely place to visit, unhurried view of the Cathedral with a wonderful quire screen, very near the heart of Rochester and a delight.

Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is much to admire in the Cathedral and a proper visit would take hours. For those who have little time, we found the following parts to be the best. - Splendid west front, richly decorated: Christ in Majesty surrounded by angels, the symbols of...More

Thank john g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived as a large group without our tour guide and one of the Cathedral Guides gave us such a good talk about the history of the cathedral and also a walk around. We saw the half wheel of fortune and had a very pleasant...More

Thank HoneyD337
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello HoneyD337, Thank you for visiting Rochester Cathedral. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your tour of Rochester Cathedral and hope you will visit us again in the future. Best Wishes, Rebecca, Visitor Experience and Enterprise Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chanced upon this cathedral while visiting the castle next door. It's a lovely building, very well maintained, with some unusual features. The ceiling of the nave is wooden (very nice) and most of the arches in the nave are Roman. There is a modern...More

Thank Northern_Ibis
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Northern_Ibis, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and that our staff were so welcoming during your visit. Rebecca, Visitor Experience and Enterprise Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome and spectacular building full of history and the children's corner is unique ! It is amazing as it unfolds in sections and yet seems so comfortable and friendly to visitors. The proud staff were happy to chat but not to dominate. Excellent...More

Thank stevemarydrury
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello stevemarydrury, Thank you for visiting us and leaving us a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and that our staff were so welcoming to you. Our volunteers are very passionate and knowledgable about Rochester Cathedral so I am glad that came across...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today we entered the cathedral for the first time and enjoyed our visit. The people in there were very knowledgeable and gave us brilliant information. The library is only open for around a year now...packed with hundreds of years old books. We can highly recommend...More

Thank Anne C
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Anne C, Thank you for leaving us a review. I am really pleased you enjoyed your visit and that our volunteers were able to share their wealth of knowledge with you. Our Library is a hidden gem and the volunteers who work in there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enter into this old cathedral and see all the beauty your eyes can feast on. Olden day architecture and charm

Thank bronwynn193
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello bronwynn193, Thank you for visiting and leaving us such a great review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit. Best Wishes, Rebecca, Visitor Experience and Enterprise Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building was excellent and beautiful stained glass. The cafe had an exhibition relating to church interiors which was very good. The cafe was God’s and friendly staff but the staff a little brisk in the cathedral on entering and if you asked questions.More

Thank Di O
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Di O, Thank you for leaving us a review and for visiting Rochester Cathedral. I am glad you enjoyed our cafe and exhibitions. I apologise if our volunteers came across a little brisk during your visit - I hope this didn't affect your visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when i came in i saw a lott of things. there was a huge sort of piano. it had a lott of beautiful statue. i had a lot of fun

Thank Ataner E
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Rochester_Cathedral, Owner at Rochester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ataner E, Thank you for leaving us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Rochester Cathedral. Best Wishes, Rebecca, Visitor Experience and Enterprise Manager

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YeOldeLocaleLady
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
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DolphinTiger1
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
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3 September 2017|
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Response from nigelwhittaker2017 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, unless they are guide dogs
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