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Rochester's attractive Victorian High Street has many historic buildings. Rochester is closely associated with Charles Dickens and festivals are held every year, please see the website for dates. Rochester's new station opened in December 2015. Rochester PlusBus tickets are valid within the Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester and Strood urban area.

TI 95 High Street, tel. 01634 843666.



Rochester attractions map

Rochester Art & Craft Gallery ¼ mile

On the ground floor of the Tourist Information Centre, the Gallery features a changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions. Tel. 01634 338319.
Open M-S 1000-1700. Also Apr-Sep, Sun 1030-1700.

Huguenot Museum ¼ mile

Paintings, silver, silk samples, documents and personal items tell the story of the Huguenot refugees and their crafts and trades. Located above the Tourist Information Centre. Tel. 01634 789347.
Open WThFS 1000-1700, BH 1000-1600.

Guildhall Museum ¼ mile

Medway's history including many exhibits from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Part of the museum is in the 17th century Guildhall. Displays include interpretation of life on one of the Medway's prison hulks of the Napoleonic period. Tel. 01634 332900.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1630.

Rochester Castle EH ¼ mile

Built on the Roman city wall, this Rochester Castle has the tallest Norman keep in England and fine views across the Medway. Tel. 01634 332901.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1600 Oct-Mar).

Rochester Cathedral ¼ mile

Rochester's Cathedral was founded in 604 and it is the second oldest in England. It has Norman and late Gothic architecture of the nave and one of the finest Romanesque facades in England. Tel. 01634 401301.
Open Daily.

Restoration House ½ mile

An ancient city mansion with beautiful interiors, it derives its name from the stay of Charles II on the eve of The Restoration. Dickens situated Miss Haversham here. Collection of English furniture and pictures. Walled gardens. Tel. 01634 848520.
Open Jun-Sep, Thur & Fri 1000-1700.

Eastgate House ½ mile

A distinctive 16th and 17th century building which inspired Charles Dickens. Many original features can be seen inside. Displays explain the House's history including its time as an Elizabethan home and a Victorian school. Tel. 01634 332700.
Open WThFSSu 1000-1700.