Rochester Castle Facilities

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    There is no parking directly on site, however there are a number of pay and display (coin operated) car parks located near by.There is a free of charge coach park located in nearby Corporation Street, and a coach drop off point at the rear of the visitor information centre.

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    Food and Drink

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    Although there is no café on the site, the shop sells a selection of drinks and snacks.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the extensive grounds.

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    Shop

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    The shop is located in the ticket office. It sells a selection of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs, as well as a range of drinks and snacks.

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    Toilets

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    The toilets are located in the castle gardens.

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    Dogs

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    Although dogs are not permitted in the keep, they are welcome within the outer grounds if kept on a lead.

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    Museum

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    Although there is no museum on the site, Rochester Guildhall Museum is located roughly five minutes walk from the castle.

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    Gardens

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    The castle has extensive grounds, including a number of grassy banks.

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    Audio Tours

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    Audio guides are available to hire at a cost of £1, and give visitors a flavour of castle life.

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    Family Friendly

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    Pushchairs Allowed

    Pushchairs are permitted although access within the keep can be difficult.

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    Education

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    Education

    For Educational Visits please call 01634 332 901

    Interpretation for Children

    A children's guide to the castle can be purchased in the shop.

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    Please note that heights include the castle's battlements, although there are railings in place to discourage visitors from leaning over the edge.

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    International

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    Foreign Language Audio Tours

    Audio tours are available in English, French, Dutch and German.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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