The Precinct, Rochester, United Kingdom
Rochester Cathedral Reviews
The second oldest Norman Church in England after Canterbury - a must-see! Sep 29, 2013
And so we're back again - my love for all things English and Cathedrals continue with my latest installment, the Rochester Cathedral. Nested by the High Street, and about 10 minutes away from the railway station, people from London make a day trip just to see this 'establishment', for it is the second, yes SECOND oldest Church in England after Canterbury (you heard me right). Vastly underrated and often flying under the radar of London's more famous 'neighbours' such as the York Minster or the Bath Cathedral, one only has to step in to see the treasures this has to offer.
What strikes one the most about this church is the constant remodeling it's gone through the several years as it changed ownership. So everything from the nave to the transepts have all in some shape or form been redesigned or rebuilt, and hence this Cathedral seems so cohesively disparate. From the outside, I thought I wouldn't last more than 30 minutes in here but I spent more than hour, and I would advise everyone else to, as well.
What makes this an even more compelling visit for the time-conscious traveller is that it's right next to the Castle, and as I started earlier, in the heart of the High Street so one doesn't really need to go off the beaten path to visit it.
You can read more about the history of this Cathedral in the Wiki link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester_Cathedral
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