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Rochester Castle

Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
+44 1634 332901
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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover Day Trip from London
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Built in 1087, this castle is one of England's finest and best preserved examples of Norman architecture.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW, England
+44 1634 332901
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The castle concerts are excellent put on by medway council and the proms are my favourite what an excellent well managed event well done medway council

Thank john t
Reviewed 2 days ago

It had been 20 years since my last climb to the top of the castle. Back then my youngest was three and too young to climb and too heavy to be carried. This time, he pounded up determined not to miss the experience. My daughter...More

Thank helenskiMinnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently attended Rochester Castle concerts. The venue was fantastic. Medway council really did put on a spectacular show. Craig David was awesome and Friday Motown party was unbelievable fun. I would highly recommend this venue which provided a safe and friendly atmosphere and throughly...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to the Proms in the grounds of the Castle. Beautiful surroundings to see the wonderful Castle Concerts Prom. Saw 2 fab artists Jonathan Antoine and Laura Wright. The setting was so right for this sort of concert. Would certainly go again to the beautiful...More

Thank jimsally13
Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue is excellent for a concert. There were lots of parking spaces in the multi storey and the long stay car park as well as on street parking if you were there early enough. Cost £3.50 from about 6pm to the end of the...More

Thank MrsS1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

great views across the river, pity the film of the Battle of Rochester got so much wrong. come and see the real thing

Thank cliff w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful keep that looks like something out of Game of Thrones. Quite a trek up but there's several floors to stop off on. Small gift shop but it had the standard fridge magnet that I usually get. The grounds are wonderful and even with a...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Rochester as something to do, found the castle, at the time setting up for a concert in the grounds, the castle was open, unfortunately because we had our dog only 2 of our party could go in, spectacular, good bits of information dotted...More

Thank Cyberhopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are Rochester residents but still don't tire of visiting the castle. Firstly the grounds are free and wonderful for having a picnic or just sitting to enjoy the view over the river. The castle itself is accessed via a metal staircase and is good...More

Thank Aileen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good day out for those who love history, good experience for kids, the climb can be a bit narrow on the staircase towards the top, just watch out for the younger kids. Get the tour on the headphones if you can, it enhances the experience.

Thank PokerFace13
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Response from RobininBRISTOL | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so
10 October 2016|
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Response from Rochester C | Property representative |
Yes for entrance to the Keep It's £6.40 for an adult, £4.00 for children or concessions. £16.80 for a family. The grounds are free to visit.
9 September 2016|
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Response from K3v1Nc | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of areas in the grounds for a picnic