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Rochester Cathedral, Rochester

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Must see · Architectural Building · Church
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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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  • So much activity in the cathedral today, a large Lego bridge had attracted many children. Small for a cathedral, but pretty. 
    So much activity in the cathedral today, a large Lego bridge had attracted many children. Small for a cathedral, but pretty.  more »
  • Super friendly staff, very impressive and lovely Cathedral. Crypt and cafe especially good. Generally a very nice experience, and no entry fee just donation only 
    Super friendly staff, very impressive and lovely Cathedral. Crypt and cafe especially good. Generally a very nice experience, and no entry fee just donation only  more »
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  • It is cool how well kept this place is considering how old it is but still not worth going. It looks nice but so do every other old church so nothing special. The big globe not as cool in person as it is in pictures and you can't see the top half of the globe anyway.
  • Beautiful place. Well worth a visit. Not much to do to be honest but the whole area around the cathedral and one small, main street with pubs, restaurants and shops looks beautiful.

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