Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle


A stunning Norman castle with panoramic views over the town and River Medway has a complex history of destruction and rebuilding.  Sometimes hosts fairs in its grounds

See the English Heritage website for Rochester Castle.

What makes it special

  • Magnificent Norman Keep

Opening Times

Please be aware that the castle will be closed to visitors from Monday 4th March to Friday 12th April to allow for essential maintenance work to take place inside the keep. From Saturday 13th April to Friday 3rd May the castle will remain closed on weekdays, but will be open every weekend, and on Good Friday and Easter Monday. The grounds will be open as normal during the entire period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Nearby Upnor Castle is open daily from 1st April.

See Opening Times for details.

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YHA Medway Exterior

YHA Medway

Free parking on premises

Rochester Castle

Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SW

Map references

OS Map: 178

OS Grid Ref: TQ740686

Lat/Lng: 51.390079, 0.500666

Contact information

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