Rochester Travel Guide

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Rochester Overview

Do you hark back to a Victorian yesteryear where gentlemen in top hats walk across cobbled streets while chimney-sweeps stroll by? You may just find what you are looking for in Rochester. Twice a year they hold the annual Dickens Festival to celebrate the works of the novelist Charles Dickens who wrote many of his books locally. Many of the shops today were mentioned in Dickens books.

There is an air of charm about the whole town which has primarily original Victorian architecture, cobblestone streets and winding back alleys. There are tiny museums and art galleries along the main high street as well as restaurants and cafes.

The castle and the cathedral dominate the skyline. Both are must sees when you are in Rochester. The castle is over 100ft high and you can climb to the top of it (modest admission fee) for a great view across the River Medway. The cathedral is donation only admission and well worth a look even for the less religiously inclined.

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