The Southeast Sights

Rochester Castle

  • Boley Hill Map It
  • Rochester
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The impressive ruins of Rochester Castle are a superb example of Norman military architecture. The keep, built in the 1100s using the old Roman city wall as a foundation, is the tallest in England. It's been shored up but left without floors, so that from the bottom you can see to the open roof and study the complex structure. At the shop you can pick up well-researched guides to the building.

Sight Information


Boley Hill, Rochester, ME1 1SW, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 10–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–4; last admission 30 min before closing

Published 08/18/2015


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