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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
+44 1634 843366
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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 lots of history across the road next door charles dickens choir donation nave evensong
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Garry K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Mandy_E11is
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good facilities for everyone children welcomed Café great food friendly staff everyone seemed happy good historical information and a national treasure.

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we entered by the North door, a lady guide came over and introduced herself. The very knowledgeable and warm lady gave us an introduction to the 2004 mural just by the door and alos pointed to other features of the cathedral she thought we...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit to the cathedral after climbing up watch the castle which is just opposite the choir were practicing it was lovely hearing the tunes Echo in the cathedrals Towers.... my only negative is the staff were a bit abrupt and seemed...More

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite Peaceful The most amazing architecture Plenty of information about the history Lots of places near by to eat and drink

Thank klakarenandrews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interestingly, Rochester was a city until around 1998 when due to an administrative oversight it reverted to being a plain old town - bet the council will never live that down! Anyway, I digress - was taking a walk along the pretty High St after...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We combined with a visit to the Castle which made for a great day out for us our friends and their kids.

Thank Meander813550
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was good to spend a little time here. My 5 year old was surprisingly quiet as she looked around especially when some choristers were singing (such a lovely sound). The knitted poppies are lovely and are making an impressive display. We parked in the...More

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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