Rochester and local areas:

  • Rochester
  • Chatham
  • Gillingham
  • Higham
  • Medway gate
  • Medway heights
  • Maidstone
  • Walderslade
  • Strood
  • Frinsbury


Rochester History

Historic Rochester has a Norman castle which was cherished by the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens who lived in the area as a child and returned as a successful author. With history dating back centuries, the stunning Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest in England.

The impressive 17th century  Guildhall is now a museum of local history where visitors can learn more about the author and his works in the Dickens Discovery Room
Special events and festivals are held in Rochester every year.

Connections for tourists & businesses

Forming a large urban area known as Medway towns along with Chatham, Gillingham and Strood. Rochester railway station is on the North Kent Line. Strood railway station is on the North Kent Line and the Medway Valley Line. It links the HS1 high speed line giving a running time of 30 minutes into St Pancras. Less than 5 miles from the Historic Dockyard Shopping Centre in Chatham where you can browse the shops and grab a bite to eat.

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