Rochester Castle


Facilities at Rochester Castle

  • Parking

    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.
  • Food And Drink

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

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

    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.
  • Toilets

    The toilets are located in the castle gardens.
  • Dogs


    Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds only. Assistance dogs welcome across the site.

  • Museum

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

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


    An audio tour is available to hire at a charge of £1 to give visitors a flavour of castle life. It is in English, French, German or Dutch.

  • Family Friendly


    Push Chairs Allowed

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



    For Educational Visits please call 01634 332 901
  • International


    Foreign Language Audio Tours

    Audio tours are available in English, French, Dutch and German.
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook. We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted. We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts. 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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Rochester Castle

Castle Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SW
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