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Towering over River Medway, Rochester Castle is one of the best preserved examples of Norman architecture in England. Its 12th-century keep or stone tower, which is the castle's most prominent feature, is 113 feet high and has walls 12 feet thick in some places. The castle has a chequered history, having been subjected to siege three times and in 1215 partly demolished. Today, visitors can see the rebuilt round tower, contrasting with the square towers of the original Norman castle. Audio tours are available in English, French, German and Dutch.