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Rochester Cathedral

  • Boley Hill Map It
  • Rochester
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/27/2014

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Augustine of Canterbury ordained the first English bishop in a small cathedral that stood on this site in the year 604. The current cathedral, England's second oldest, is a jumble of architectural styles. Much of the original Norman building from 1077 remains, including the striking west front, the highly carved portal, and the tympanum above the doorway. Some medieval art survives, including a 13th-century Wheel of Fortune on the choir walls; it's a reminder of how difficult

medieval life was. Informative tours (£4) are available all day, but must be booked in advance.

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Sight Information

Address:

Boley Hill, Rochester, ME1 1SX, England

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Phone:

01634-843366

Sight Details:

  • Free; £1 audio tour
  • Sun.–Fri. 7:30–6, Sat. 7:30–5. Tours Sun.–Fri. 10–4:30, Sat. 10–2

Updated 05/27/2014

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