Rochester

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.

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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 ;)

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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.

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