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Rochester Cathedral

The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
+44 1634 843366
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
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+44 1634 843366
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"well worth a visit"
in 91 reviews
"light a candle"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 42 reviews
"stained glass"
in 12 reviews
"tea room"
in 25 reviews
"high street"
in 52 reviews
"free admission"
in 10 reviews
"magna carta"
in 11 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 17 reviews
"lots of history"
in 13 reviews
"across the road"
in 9 reviews
"next door"
in 9 reviews
"charles dickens"
in 10 reviews
"choir"
in 68 reviews
"donation"
in 83 reviews
"nave"
in 32 reviews
"worship"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beating church. Visited on a Sunday and was actually able to take part in the service, although I got there just in time for the Comunion, which I had not done in decades. The service is really beautiful, with a choir and everything....More

Thank Stella C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the cathedral right after the sunday morning service. Because of that a very serene atmosphere. Beautiful outside and inside.

Thank Reinier R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a lovely old building. It's a bit buried amongst all the other stuff around it .Especially the Castle. It looks as if it's hiding from the world from the River Side .

Thank Raymond S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance is free and you will be greeted warmly and given short pamphlet. Several points of interest as well as architecturally easy on the eye. There is an exhibition in the crypt.

Thank NIGELSWAFFER
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, great to visit with near by cafes, Huge interior a must see if your visiting the historic town of Rochester.

Thank Senate42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They request a donation of £5 per person but it is not insisted upon. Good information boards around the cathedral and it is a good size to visit

Thank rollercolin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday then the Sunday after with my 16 month old daughter. Both thoroughly it. On the first day the choir was practicing, the 2nd we joined the 10:30 service. Both great experience!

Thank jswiyg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is smaller than others I have visited in fact more like a large parish church but it it charming and the architecture is exceptional well worth a visit - and free too !!

Thank mah18632016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral has a very long history - back to 604, which is almost unimaginable. The history is interesting, shown through the displays created, but also the many gravestones and plaques throughout the cathedral. The day I visited the choir was practicing, which gave it...More

Thank Ali_Hawkins
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the castle, we went round the cathedral. It was peaceful, cool, and had lots of interesting information to read and things to see. The staff were friendly and a voluntary donation, rather than a mandatory entry fee (Canterbury Cathedral, I’m looking at you!!)...More

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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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DolphinTiger1
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
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DolphinTiger1
3 September 2017|
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Response from nigelwhittaker2017 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, unless they are guide dogs
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