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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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All reviews well worth a visit 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 prayer
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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
Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 3 days 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
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rochester Cathedral is such an interesting place to visit. It is full of history and has lots of information to read and learn about it's past. Even though it is a very popular tourist attraction in the area you ca always find a quiet space...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wisdom Hospice - Lights for Love Remberance Service at Rochester Cathedral Another very special remembrance service for all of those who are sadly no longer we us. Thank you to Rochester Cathedral for allowing this anual event to take place. Please donate and spare any...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JOHN B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant and peaceful cathedral at the centre of this small city. It is clear that it is a vibrant institution in the heart of the community.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come here for a wander round whilst the Rochester Christmas market was on. Such a beautiful place and very welcoming. Even placed a star on the memory tree which was a nice touch.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely piece of historic England such an old castle and so central to such a beautiful town. I came here with my family and even though there were events going on in the castle park I still got a good chance to have a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on the day the choir were rehearsing for a concert that evening. It was a privilege to be able to sit there and listen to the amazing choir and musicians practicing. The sound within the cathedral was absolutely incredible and added to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danny C
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I visited Rochester Cathedral on a Sunday Morning intending to coincide with a service. I found the whole service engaging and noted people of all ages were in the congregation. The clergy and choir were situated next to the congregation so you felt part of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Garry K
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Loved it, great acoustics, great singing , dancing, beautiful knitted poppy displays inside and outside :)

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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Only guide dogs for people who need support is my understanding
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Response from nigelwhittaker2017 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, unless they are guide dogs
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