Whilst we were in Kent last weekend for the Will Adams Festival we decided to spend a few hours in Rochester before we drove home on the Sunday :)
Rochester was originally a city, and even has its own cathedral, but it lost its city status in 1998 and became a town.
We spent our time in the historic part of the town where there are some really interesting buildings to see as you walk around. There is a ruined castle in the town which is managed by English Heritage, but we didn’t go inside.
The cathedral is pretty big, and it’s the second oldest one in the UK after Canterbury. Entry is free so it’s well worth going inside for a look around ;)
Inside the Guildhall there is the town museum, which is also free entry, and there’s a lot of interesting stuff to see in there including a reproduction of several decks of a hulk ship and the council chambers.
There’s also one area which is styled as the inside of a Victorian house where they have information about Charles Dickens, who spent a lot of his time in the town.