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Rochester Cathedral

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Address: The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 843366
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Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.

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The jewel in Rochester's crown

Lovely cathedral well worth a visit, crypt now open and the castle is just across the cobbles. Great pubs and restaurants nearby

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely cathedral well worth a visit, crypt now open and the castle is just across the cobbles. Great pubs and restaurants nearby

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the cathedral yesterday and as it was the Dickensian Festival everywhere was packed so we queued for a short while to get in. The staff were so friendly and helpful I was very impressed especially by the very young staff standing in the cold directing people to the beautiful crypt ( we had to go a different way... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit whilst in Rochester. Even better around Christmas!There is a wonderful atmosphere here. Set close to Rochester castle just off the High street, cobbled streets lead you to the entrance. There is an ancient tree on your route to the main door. There is a lot of grave stones to read , some have... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst visiting the nearby Rochester castle we decided to take a look round Rochester Cathedral. The choir area with stunning organ tubes is really impressive and there are quite a number of interesting architectural details both on the interior and exterior of the building. The renovated crypt area is beautiful and has introduced modern materials very tastefully. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I was amazed that entry was free, so many cathedrals now charge. Visitors are able to leave a donation instead of paying entrance fee. The architecture is well worth seeing and the organ pipes are very highly decorated.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fist time visiting in years and it is actually quite nice inside with lots to look at if you like God stuff. They have also just reopened the crypt that is apparently nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning cathedral. Beautiful architecture definitely worth visiting. A peaceful place where you can wander at your own pace without interruption

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely hour round this Cathedral. Met be staff at and made welcome. I was offered a 20 mins quick tour of the Cathedral which I took up and very interesting it was to.Unfortunately couldn't try the Tea Shop has it was a bit too busy, maybe next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a truly beautiful place to visit. they often hold concerts here and the choir is wondrous. Visit the tea rooms and the newly opened crypt while you're here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral has some beautiful stained glass and architecture. A combination of a peaceful and interesting place to visit. Entry is free but there is a donation box. A lovely man welcomed us on arrival and was available if we wanted to ask questions.

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