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“Walk through medieval history ...”
Review of Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle
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$709.06*
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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover Day Trip from London
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: Built in 1087, this castle is one of England's finest and best preserved examples of Norman architecture.
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18 reviews
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“Walk through medieval history ...”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The ruined shell of the Keep of Rochester’s Castle, the fine stronghold of a medieval town. Although in ruins since the fire in the 16th century, the guided audio tour (I think it is a must in such a site) brings it all back to life by helping you imagine it as it once stood. Well worth a visit, along with the Cathedral very close by.

Visited December 2012
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Up the Castle”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Rochester Castle is a place that you will want to visit time and time again. It's reasonably priced, interesting and surrounded by nice bars and places to eat.

From the top of the Castle you can see as far as Essex and with he 360 degree views you will not be disappointed.

Visited July 2012
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“The castle”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Its a norman castle!!! say no more. This castle is full of history that you can clearly see. Sit in a pub garden and take in the view.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Rochester Dickens Christmas Festival weekend”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I went to the Rochester Castle for a weekend with family. We were so surprised that there was a Dickens Christmas Festival in the area. the local dressed like victorian. we all love the atmosphere. Hope that you could visit there next year.

Visited December 2012
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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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“the great market and towns attmostpher”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

we found the rest of the days events well organized and good value for money the costumes were great and people so friendly hats off to mr dickens day

Visited December 2012
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