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Discover Charles Dickens Rochester

Shane Waterman

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This is our most popular walking tour because, if there is one literary name associated with Rochester, it is unquestionably.... CHARLES DICKENS.

The town is littered with locations and names which Dickens drew on for inspiration throughout his career, featuring many of them in his fifteen novels, five novellas and hundreds of short stories, most notably ‘The Pickwick Papers’, ‘Great Expectations’, ‘The Seven Poor Travellers’ and his last – and unfinished – work, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’.

Join us for an entertaining tour around all the key sites, and learn more about the man himself and how he became the highest earning author in the WORLD at the time of his death in 1870.

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Stop At: Guildhall Museum, 17 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY England

This is the start of the locations Charles Dickens used in his novels, novellas and over 300 short stories.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Six Poor Travellers House, 97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX England

If the Poor Travellers House is open, you will have the opportunity to almost go through a time warp to a different era, when travel around the country was only possible with the consent of the landowner for whom you worked.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER England

This house is a lesson in architectural history! In addition to the Dickens connections, we'll show you how to 'read' a building and find out what's REALLY going on - not what is repeated in many history books!

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Private guide

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eastgate House

Departure Point
Boley Hill Car Park, Rochester Castle, Boley Hill, The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SN, UK

Departure Time
11:00 AM

3 hours

Return Details
Minor Canon Row, The Precinct, Rochester ME1, UK

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.