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From the childhood homes of Tudor Kings to the largest shopping centre in the country, there is always something to see or do in Kent. The Places of Interest page is jam packed with details of some great days out, all you have to do is decide where to go!

 
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Rochester Ghost Walk Tours
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On the first Wednesday of each month, people queue for the fright of their lives. Join in with a Rochester ghost walk tour, and discover some of the tragedies that have befallen some of Rochester's historic residents. The meeting place is underneath the shady tree outside the cathedral at 8pm. That’s spooky in itself!  07939 241580
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Rochester cathedral
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Dominating the skyline throughout Rochester is the cathedral, standing as tall and imposing as it has done for hundreds of years. Visitors can tour the building, exploring the huge stone walls, stained glass windows and soak up the history that this huge building has experienced. The cathedral gardens offer a haven of tranquility, and visitors are welcome to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. The cathedral holds at least three services a day which visitors can attend. This is the perfect way of finding some tranquility in the hustle and bustle of a bus modern down. www.rochestercathedral.org.uk
 
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Rochester Restoration House
 

Restoration House

Walking through the gates, you could be walking straight into the pages of a Dickens novel. And indeed, in a way, you are. Restoration House is in fact the building that inspired Dickens creation of Statis House in his famous novel, Great Expectations. Restoration House is maintained to a very high standard, with its gardens tended to by a team of gardeners, whilst the house stands exactly as it would have done when Dickens first saw it.
 
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Rochester Guild Hall Museum
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An excellent, and free, museum stuffed with interesting artifacts, plus the Prison Hulks experience. The Rochester Guildhall was built in 1687 and is one of the finest 17th century civic buildings in Kent The Rochester Museum was founded in 1897, in honour of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. It was first set up in Eastgate House in the High Street and was moved into the Guildhall in 1979. The collections follow a time-line through Medway's history and are housed in two separate buildings, along with a small gift shop. Highlights of the displays include a full-size reconstruction of part of a Medway prison hulk, a 200,000 year old axe that visitors can touch, a wide range of domestic artifacts from Darenth Roman villa, a Victorian drawing room and kitchen and all of the cathedral's silver. Free quizzes for children and families are always available. Borrow a clipboard and pencil and follow a themed trail around the museum. The museum's latest additions are two rooms dedicated to Charles Dickens. These purpose-built displays include original objects, as well as text and graphic panels outlining Dickens' links with Medway.