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Rochester Cathedral

Address: The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX, England
Phone Number: 01634 843366
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Been in the town a few times 1st timer 2 the church it was quite busy xmas DECs all round always like 2 light a candle 4 me not 2 much 2 see it has a lot of history The staff approach u as soon u enter ? They have tea rooms .... also at the moment a lot of... More 

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Rochester Cathedral is very much overshadowed by its neighbour at Canterbury but though it is more a grand church than Norman / early English splendour it is worth the visit. Take in the Cathedral then the Castle and the high street

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Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A school carol service was just ending as we got there, but we were welcomed in by a very friendly and helpful lady who gave us a leaflet about the Cathedral and told us points of special interest. The Cathedral is quite small but it has a lot of history. There is some renovation going on at the moment so... More 

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medway
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love popping in to Rochester cathedral every time I visit Rochester. It's a beautiful piece of architecture and very piece full place to come, sit down and pray. This time of the year there is lots of carol singing and rehearsals for Christmas concert. This is also one of the oldest churches in England.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

always pop in here when at xmas festival seen services and top class singers for the Christmas period never go to church made this my exception

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We went on a coach day trip to Rochester yesterday and visited the Cathedral. It is quite small, but beautifully formed, and actually the stonework on the arches was really pretty - not something one associates with Cathedrals. We had gone to Rochester for the Christmas Market, which was actually too crowded to be able to see any stalls, but... More 

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kent uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you love history then you must visit this cathedral it has everything that you imagine it to be as you read about it but seeing it is a must

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The cathedral is defiantly worth a visit especially the ww1 display all about Rochester's fallen. Rochester itself is a town with lots of history many old buildings of interest, and unusual old fashioned shops. Everyone you speak to is friendly and welcoming. The war memorial was an amazing site, we were visiting just after Remembrance so were able to see... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I visited Rochester cathedral yesterday. It is not very large, but had a moving small WW1 exhibition on local men who had served in the war and died. I also liked the bowl with water to the left of the main entrance where you could sign yourself with the sign of the cross. As a Christian that... More 

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ESSEX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A beautiful ancient Cathedral. There is so much to look at & so much history inside this magnificent place.

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