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Rochester Cathedral, Rochester

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Experience England’s second oldest cathedral, Rochester Cathedral, built by the Anglo-Saxons in 604 CE. It blends many architectural styles, including Norman and Gothic, with finely detailed Romanesque facades. Join a service, listen to the choir, or just visit the cathedral on your own for its historical significance. Pick up a memento at the gift shop or stop for a snack at their tearooms and gardens, where all proceeds go to maintaining the building. Take some photos when not in service, and make sure to book a guided tour in advance. See Rochester Cathedral and all Rochester has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rochester sightseeing planner .
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  • The cathedral is impressive when viewed from the top of the nearby castle. The spires are majestic and really bring a grace to the facade. Unfortunately it was a Sunday service so I couldn't go in but...  more »
  • Rochester Cathedral was a pleasant experience, nice atmosphere with a choir practice happening during our visit. It’s not as grand nor does it have as much detail as some other English or European cat...  more »
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  • Lovely old cathedral. Extremely interesting. Helpful guides and all free although donations welcome. Exhibitions, cafe and shop in the extensive crypt. Amazing new fresco which must be seen.
  • I wasn't expected the church be that beautiful. I am impressed by its architecture, by how monumental it is. And the organ instrument is really impressive with its size and ornaments on it. It was special because as I got there in, organ music was playing. No pressure. No rush. Was really nice. I couldn't get my eyes of mosaics also. They are amazing!
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