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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

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 3 days 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
Thank rjg670
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful Norman carvings and full of beautiful details from all periods. With a warm and welcoming café in the crypt.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mattjuden
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite unassuming from the outside this very old Cathedral will surprise you on the inside. The crypt in particular is a beautiful and serene environment.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cathedral in the town. Easy to walk around in and interesting history. It's still a working Cathedral; please be respectful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mindie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled to Rochester to visit the Cathedral and Castle. The Cathedral was larger than I expected and was quite surprising on entering. It is packed with information on the history of the Cathedral and how it was founded and evolved into the stunning building...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to attend a church service while in Rochester. The Choir was great and we have found that church services in the UK are worth attending.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FarmgirlwithCorgi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Rochester Castle, you can not miss a visit to the Cathedral. We got right after the religious service and the place was still full of people who stayed in the chattels with a glass of coffee or coffee in hand. The atmosphere...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank calinmocuta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cathedral that is full of interest and features. We were also made to feel very welcome, both by the volunteers and also by the staff. It has a much more friendly atmosphere than Canterbury for visitors - you are asked to make a modest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For many years the Cathedral was overshadowed by its more famous & significantly larger Canterbury neighbour, however recently the cathedral has undergone some major investment & it has been brought up to date as a visitor attraction. There are new digital interactive information screens throughout...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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