Rochester Castle

  • Rochester Castle
  • Rochester Castle
  • Rochester Castle
  • Rochester Castle

Key Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Audio tours available (nominal fee applies)
  • Educational visits accepted
  • Coach groups accepted
  • Gift and souvenir shop

Standing proudly on the banks of the River Medway and a stone's throw from the cathedral is Rochester Castle.

The castle is one of the best preserved and finest examples of Norman architecture in England. It was strategically important in the defence of the River Medway and in 1215 it had an important part in the events leading up to the sealing of the Magna Carta, when the castle was besieged by King John.

Spectacular views can be enjoyed from the keep of the surrounding area and each year the gardens hosts a series of events, open air concerts and theatre productions.

Further information:

Educational Visits

Opening Times

Open 10am to 6pm April to September and 10am to 4pm October to March. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Ticket Info

English Heritage members free (except during special events). Group rate is 15% off groups of 11 or more.
Ticket TypeTicket Price
Family ticket


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Rochester Castle
The Keep
01634 332901

How to get here using public transport

Rochester is well-served by public transport