Rochester High Street

Rochester is a small old town in the north of Kent on the Medway river, between Chatham and Strood (on the opposite bank of the river).

Farmers Market

The Rochester Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from 9am to 1pm in Blue Boar Lane Car Park.

Things to See

The Wonderful Rochester Bridge

The high street is a wonderful way to spend a few hours with it's cobble streets (though watch, this is not traffic free!) and old buildings.

Park on the Medway

I have been told by a local there are lots of parks in Rochester but none more impressive than “The Esplanade” just below the castle with views of the structure as well as the river along with wonderful, more formal, gardens.

Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle is owned and operated by English Heritage. The grounds are free to visit with spacious lawns perfect for a picnic on a sunny day. There are free public toilets here. Note that there is a charge for admission to the 12th century castle keep.

Rochester Cathedral

Rochester Cathedral

Rochester Cathedral is free to visit (though they encourage a donatoin) and has a wonderful organ (in the screen between audience and choir) and wooden ceiling.


There is no parking in the town centre but there are car parks in the surrounding areas such as the modern multi-story car park (pay and display) at the train station near some new quay housing developments. The modern train station (NRLOGO Rochester) is located a short distance to the east of the town centre.

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