Take a look inside one of the best-preserved examples of Norman architecture in England at Rochester Castle. Climb the spiral staircases to the top of the 34 m (113 ft) keep, the most prominent feature of the 12th-century castle. Rent an audio guide to supplement the diagrams and information panels around the site. A children's guide to the castle can be purchased in the gift shop. Take a look at our Rochester online journey builder to schedule your visit to Rochester Castle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Rochester Castle reviews
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.... more »
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. more »
Amazing place. The high street is bustling with great shops, the castle is great, the castle gardens and surrounding area is nice too. Just don’t stay out late after hours because you might face the rowdy drunks - don’t really see that as a negative because that’s pretty much all across the UK.
I like Rochester Castle. I have known about the castle since I was a boy. I move here about 5 years ago and I visited the castle. I like the castle grounds and the view of the river. A good place to take the family. Plenty of space to sit on the grass and for the children to run around. If you can afford to enter the castle (I think the prices are a little high), do so. Getting to the top is an adventure in its self!! The views from the top are incredible, make sure you have your phone or a camera, you will want to take pictures!!!
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