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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 free admission magna carta steeped in history lots of history across the road next door charles dickens choir donation nave worship
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The volunteers who work here are brilliant. They were so friendly and knowledgeable and more than happy to share their obvious love of the Cathedral and its history. We were welcomed into the library and shown some beautiful bibles and books that are many centuries...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some spare time so took the opportunity to visit Rochester Cathedral as in the area . Parked in a short stay car park just a short walk away £3 for five hours which is great value . The Cathedral is very impressive and a...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved the views and history. Parking nearby. You can visit the castle, the cathedral and then go for the museum's nearby.

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started around 1080, the Norman round arches are evident on the west front.The central tower in gothic style was built around 1340. The view of cathedral and castle from the train or road is really impressive with the river Medway close by.The cathedral has Evensong...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is bigger than most cathedrals and has a lot of interesting features. Plenty of eateries nearby as well.

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spend a couple of hours looking through several areas of this small but superb cathedral. We enjoyed reading about local historical connections, including Charles Dickens and Richard Watts. The exhibition on the Medway Bridge(s) was fascinating. The voluntary staff were very friendly and informative....More

Thank Tauny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice stroll around the cathedral & grounds, the old library inside is well managed filled with hundreds of Antique religious books is well work a look

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike some other Cathedrals we have visited this is completely free (obviously they appreciate a donation but there was no pressure to give one). It is an impressive place and full of interesting quirks such as the graffiti left by ancient sailors on the stone...More

Thank mark6662016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to many cathedrals but this is my favourite! So inspiring and in a lovely setting near the castle.Words are not enough you need to visit for yourself. I will be go as far to say that i personally prefer Rochester over Canterbury!...More

Thank Englishlady63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s in a nice location adjacent to the castle, also the surrounding area is a good place to spend the day.

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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