Rochester Travel guide
Rochester : Michelin's recommendations
The Romans built Durobrivae to guard the River Medway crossing point. Later, the Normans built a castle here in the 12C. It still dominates the river, cathedral and town, which once had ramparts and is bisected by its High Street. Rochester and the Medway estuary are the setting for several novels by Charles Dickens, to whom the Charles Dickens Centre is dedicated.
Tourist attractions Rochester : Things to see and do
Garth House. The Precinct GB - Rochester ME1 1SZ
Bishop Gundulf (1024-1108) held England's second episcopal see from 1077 until he died in 1108. The cathedral was subsequently extended on two occasions and is mostly 12 and 13C.
High Street GB - Rochester ME1 1PY
In this handsome Renaissance building with its 18C copper weathervane representing a frigate, the story of Rochester is illustrated with descriptions of the Medway hulks or prison ships. More genteel aspects of the Victorian period are displayed in t..
Boley Hill GB - Rochester ME1 1TE
The early curtain walls were built by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester and architect of Rochester Cathedral. The present keep was built in 1127 by William of Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury, and its ruins are an outstanding example of Norman military..
MAIDSTONE ROAD GB - Rochester (Kent) ME5 9SF
Choose the inviting Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham hotel, with complimentary parking and landscaped gardens. You're only 5 minutes' drive from the well-linked M2 and M20 motorways in Chatham at Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham . You can swim lengths in t..