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City of Rochester Society Guided Walks

Rochester, United Kingdom
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About City of Rochester Society Guided Walks
***Our 2021 open & booked tours now operate as normal*** The City of Rochester Society was formed in 1967 & has been providing guided tours of this beautiful & fascinating place for over forty years. Our tours include the many links to Charles Dickens, as well as stories from the last 2,000 years. Open tours (donations to society funds are welcome) are 90 minutes long & start at 2.15 pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays from the first Saturday in April until the end of October, plus all bank holidays, the Christmas Market weekends, & during the Dickensian Christmas festival. During festivals we also run 45 minute open tours at 10:45 am. We also offer booked tours for groups, & charges can be viewed on our website. All tours start from the Visitor Information Centre on the High Street.
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Ian D wrote a review Nov 17
Cowes, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
A superb hour in the company of brilliant guides. We were there with a Pickwick group, so the focus was very much on Dickens and the wonderful characters that inhabit the book - and who appeared in and around Rochester/Chatham. Facts, interspersed with readings took us from the castle, down the high street and ending at the famed Dickens Chalet. A really wonderful tour and the guides were top notch! Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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fussymcfussy wrote a review Nov 1
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The guide, Shane, was extremely knowledgeable and kept the young people engaged and informed. The City and its castle and cathedral is a pleasure to visit, and Shane enhanced the experience.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from John B, Guide at City of Rochester Society Guided Walks
Responded 1 week ago
Dear fussymcfussy, Glad you had a great time, although your tour was actually with Rochester History Walking Tours, not the City of Rochester Society. However, you would be very welcome to come on one of our tours, which the society has been leading for over 40 years. John City of Rochester Society
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David Hurley wrote a review Sep 2021
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Today, I experienced a most wonderful conducted Guided Tour of Rochester, as related to Charles Dickens’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. With two magnificent and fully experienced Tour Guides, I was treated to an in-depth, analytical, and most engaging journey around Rochester, together with beautifully-spoken and scripted enactments at various points of the Tour. Without doubt, this was the best Saturday morning I have enjoyed for many a year. I urge all people to seriously consider enjoying this wonderful treat in Rochester's captivating environs.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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kmg wrote a review Aug 2021
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A very relaxed, friendly but informative tour of the town /city! James pointed out many places we would have missed on our own, entertained us with stories of Rochester’s history, inhabitants and visitors and even ran after us once the tour had finished to suggest an interesting place for tea. The tour is free, but requests donations for the City of Rochester Society.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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juliajules388 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom35 contributions48 helpful votes
The walk was very interesting packed with information about the history of Rochester and notable landmarks. The tour lasted about 1.5 hours and we covered a lot...It is easy walking and full of highlights - including, of course, some Dickens! Our guide (Chris I think?) was charming. She was humorous and knowledgeable. It's free but you are invited to make a donation at the end. It was well worth the small donation we made. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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