Packed with history and boasting a magnificent castle, this Medway town offers plenty to see and do
Trains to Rochester
Stroll around the cobbled streets of Rochester and you’ll take in the castle, cathedral, a whole host of buildings that inspired Charles Dickens, and spectacular views of the River Medway.
Getting here: Take highspeed Southeastern trains to Rochester from St Pancras International, arriving in just under 40 minutes.
Things to do in Rochester...
Literary fans will enjoy exploring this town full of character that captured the imagination of Charles Dickens. A number of buildings featured in his work, including Restoration House, The Six Poor Travellers House and Eastgate House. There are free walking tours and annual festivals celebrating Medway’s connections to the famous writer.
Food & drink
Grab a delicious cake from award-winning Café Nucleus, get a coffee fix at the Rochester Coffee Co or visit quirky Victoria’s Coffee Shop inside a bookstore. There are plenty of restaurants too, from The Cheese Room Botanicals to handmade burgers and shakes from Chuck and Blade Burgers.