Rochester Castle

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Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW Directions
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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.

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There's not much to do there at all
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Lovely place with strong vibes and excellent views. Rochester cathedral net to it was magnificent!
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A very intersesting castle, caution required if you have vertigo as it is very high with no internal floors remaining intact. Hand rails have been provided and it is completely safe but if you get dizzy with heights, think twice. The cathedral next dooris worth a visit too.
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A lovely visit with the children and afterward relax outside on the ground play and watch the docks.
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Lovely day out.
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Although it is in a ruined state,
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After living in the area for a long time this was my first visit to Rochester castle. It was wonderful and I will be back.
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Great castle, but not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties as very many steep steps. Both the castle and Rochester town well worth a visit, lots of interesting history and a pic-nic by the river. A great day out.
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Beautiful castle full of history.
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Its beautiful.. lovely location..
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