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Rochester Cathedral

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Address: The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
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+44 1634 843366
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
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Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.

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Easter visit

A beautiful cathedral. WOnderful Easter Sunday service. People inside very welcoming. Lots to see after the service

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful cathedral. WOnderful Easter Sunday service. People inside very welcoming. Lots to see after the service

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rochester Cathedral remains a less than interesting place. Unlike several in the UK that are spectacular on sight and within. Although one of the oldest buildings of its kind, it does lack lustre. Many people that visit Rochester for the day, do include a visit to the building. I have heard a American party comment " there`s nothing much to... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic places for kids and parents. Lots of information available. Climb to the roof to get fantastic views of the river Medway and then down to the dungeons, great fun .

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cant knock the beautiful cathedral, free to enter almost 365 days a year. I have visited multiple times in my life and never fails to amaze. So grand from the inside and out, almost nowhere is off limits. and if you look closely at all the tiles on the floor. Just one is facing the wrong way round

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rochester Cathedral is a compact, beautiful place. Full of wonderful character and free. It is a noble place and not inundated with tourists. The recently restored crypt is a delight.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful cathedral with great information and some lovely historical pieces. The newly opened crypt (Dec 2016) was spectacular and the 8 wide steps made access for the less mobile possible.

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice cathedral. From the inside even greater than expected with a lot of details worth to look at. If you are in the vincinity of Rochester make sure you visit it, you will not regret. Nice organ, too.

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halesowen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

once found, parking was easy, the signposts stopped once we left the main road. very pretty old high street, the cathedral is very well manned with volunteers who were all ready to give you information if you wanted it. it was very welcoming for this type of building, you could take photos and children were welcomed with special areas for... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning building which is really very well looked after. The staff that were working were friendly and I would go again! Beautiful.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to discover, so many people buried there, and little piece of history, :it's not all morbidity but so much historic information, it's free to see unlike Canterbury cathedral who charge the earth. It's a must! And a famous tree just outside

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