Rochester, Kent

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The town of Rochester is known for its cathedral, and its castle with enormous Norman tower-keep built around 1127 to guard the river crossing. The castle was scene of a siege in 1215 where rebel barons resisted King John for nearly two months.

The town has a number of historically important buildings, including the Guildhall, the Corn Exchange, and Eastgate House. The town has an association with Charles Dickens who lived nearby and based many of his novels in the Rochester area.


Rochester Map

Some of our Twitter favourites from around Kent ...

Sunset at Whitstable now. So long since i've seen the sun set ....

30 Oct 13

beautiful day in Broadstairs!

14 Aug 13

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About Kent

Rochester is located in the county of Kent. Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', but also boasts many miles of coastline stretching round from the Thames estuary to East Sussex. The coast line includes the famous white cliffs of Dover.


Rochester blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
Top 5 Coastal Breaks
December 12, 2011


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