Castle Gardens, Rochester 709

Rochester, England

Brief Description

There are public gardens and grounds around a 12th-century castle, which is now used for many cultural events and concerts.

History

The castle was built in 1127 although the grounds and gardens were developed in the early-20th-century.

Visitor Facilities

The grounds are now a public park. The site is open daily throughout the year. The grounds have free access, but there is a charge for visiting the castle. Please see: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14818 http://www.medway.gov.uk/tourism/44632/45143/castles/rochestercastle.htm More information

Detailed Description

The Castle grounds within the medieval curtain wall of the Norman stronghold have gradually diminished in horticultural and landscaping terms since they were created in 1870.

The garden lay-out was swept away in 1931, leaving the monumental architecture of the Norman keep in a bold and simple setting with mature trees uncomplicated by exotic planting.

Features
  • Castle (featured building)
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The grounds are now a public park. The site is open daily throughout the year. The grounds have free access, but there is a charge for visiting the castle. Please see: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14818 http://www.medway.gov.uk/tourism/44632/45143/castles/rochestercastle.htm

Directions

The site is off junction 1 of the M2. Please see: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14818
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
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