Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle: Hours, Address, Rochester Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Rochester Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Built in 1087, this castle is one of England's finest and best preserved examples of Norman architecture.
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silverender2016
Witham, UK25 contributions
Short Break Visit
Jul 2021
Lovely old ruined castle. Friendly staff.
Nice views from the top.
Has a gift shop.
Information boards inside and in the surrounding garden.
Written July 14, 2021
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Maria S
Napton-on-the-Hill, UK45 contributions
Good visit
Jul 2021
Interesting castle, very Covid safe experience, good views and you explore all of the castle. Really recommended it.
Written July 5, 2021
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Coops
17 contributions
Proper ruined castle
Jun 2021 • Family
They really did their best to make it work in the covid environment. Felt safe and got to have a fun visit. Great views too.
Written June 7, 2021
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Imogen Reeves
Portishead, UK49 contributions
Loved walking around the castle grounds
Aug 2020 • Family
I loved wondering around the grounds with my family & learning the history of the castle even if we didn't go into the castle itself
Written May 21, 2021
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Ljubica B
London, UK4,892 contributions
Beautiful castle with amazing views
Apr 2021 • Solo
Beautiful afternoon walking around Rochester castle... the grounds are beautiful and very picturesque because of the quarantine restrictions I could not enter inside but the views are stunning from outside... ideal place for a picnic, workout-motivation, yoga, etc... inside is not much to see but I understand there are magnificent concerts.
Worth to visit best part is free to walk the grounds to enter there is a fee ... you can find parking easy around the castle small walking distance.
Written May 20, 2021
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,340 contributions
Impressive from the outside.
Apr 2021 • Couples
The castle has a keep similar to the one at Dover Castle. It is impressive from the outside, but there isn’t a lot to see inside. Worth going in, particularly if you are an English Heritage member, since the climb to the top and the views from there are impressive.
Written May 20, 2021
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presstheREDdot
Chatham, UK6 contributions
Rochester Castle
Mar 2021 • Couples
Perfect example of a Norman keep. Built by Bishop Odo, William of Normandy's half brother, this wonderfully preserved relic is Rochester's centre-piece.
Written April 23, 2021
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tahira k
2 contributions
lovely place
Mar 2020
lovely place for family visit , worth a walk around there is lots of history definately worth of visit
Written February 14, 2021
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kay
Kent, UK212 contributions
interesting castle with interesting history
Feb 2020
i've lived a short drive away from rochester all my life so i'm no stranger to the town, cathedral and castle. i've gone inside the castle a few times for different reasons over the years, definitely recommend a visit if you're a local/every in the area. we didn't go inside the castle on our most recent visit, but the grounds is a great picnic spot which my friends and i always return to in the summer!
Written November 16, 2020
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Swetrat
Portsmouth, UK837 contributions
Memorable views in all directions
Oct 2020
Although the keep is closed for renovation, the grounds are open and provide great views towards the city and cathedral on one side and the Medway estuary on the other.
Written November 3, 2020
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