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  • SteadyS
    Corpusty, UK125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The dockyard covers a massive area so allow plenty of time. Very well organised so that you’re booked into anything you might want a tour of as you enter. Highlights for us were the RNLI boat display and the rope making display which was fascinating. Only bit which was disappointing was the so called tour of the submarine which was led by a bored looking and impatient young man and basically just escorted you from one end to the other with no information as to what you were looking at. Other than that we had a great time and it was well worth the entrance fee.
    Written July 16, 2024
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  • combat_wombat86
    Woodley, UK374 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my two year old here as he’s digger mad. Luckily he’s 93cm which meant he could go on a lot more of the rides with one of us with him. Picked a mostly dry and sunny term time day so there were no queues. Often there were the attendants with very little to do. Clean generally with on the whole lovely and welcoming staff. Soft play was looking a bit tired but we weren’t there for that. Our toddler would have loved a digger themed sandpit. We’ll be visiting a diggerland again for sure in a couple of years time. Pre booking is an absolute must
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, UK10,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although most of the curtain wall and towers have been looted for stone, the central keep exterior is still intact. It's a shame there is no roof or interior floors but from the outside it is still an imposing structure in that iconic Norman style.

    Rochester Castle is located on the banks of the Medway and is an easy visit, being in a town centre. There is parking nearby and an abundance of cafes and also the contemporary Rochester Cathedral is next door. The castle is run by English Heritage and as such has the usual shop, toilets, audio tour and picnic facilities.

    The keep is a fantastically impressive building and the rapid decline in value of the castle has in some way saved it. Although the outer works have been plundered for stone, the interior has not been remodelled so is a superb example of Norman architecture.

    The floors and roof are missing in the castle but you can still climb to the top of the towers and there are no spiral staircases, much to Deb’s relief! The fire damage and subsequent repairs from the sieges are very visible and also some architectural details that slightly diminish the stark utilitarianism of the castle.
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, UK10,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cathedral is next to the castle at Rochester so it makes sense to visit these two ancient buildings at the same time. The cathedral in its current form is about a thousand years old, built on the site of the earlier Saxon structure.
    Entry is free but there are points around the interior where you can make donations. The staff were very helpful and a pleasure to interact with.
    The cathedral has a law book dating to the 7th century which is the earliest written English book in existence (I think?) and there is an interesting display on the history of the cathedral in the crypt. Which is also where the cafe is, very convenient.
    The cathedral looks in very good condition inside, despite having been sacked by both King John and Simon de Montfort and then used as a stables in the Civil War!
    It's worth going in to the garden to look at the ruins there and I can't actually remember the reason why there is a huge tin foil dragon inside!
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • Sarahk1973
    Gillingham, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many thanks to Barney for a really fun and informative tour today. We had a great time learning about life in the forts and enjoyed a wander around the grounds afterwards.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, UK10,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fantastic museum and we spent about 3 hours walking through the rooms, watching the evolution of the Royal Engineers. We actually ran out of steam by the Cold War section but the cafe was closed so we just skimmed the final part. The tickets are valid for a year so if we lived closer we'd probably return but the 4 hour drive is a bit offputting!
    There were lots of large engineering vehicles outside and then inside the rooms showed how military engineering has changed from the Roman period to the present day. There were plenty of exhibits and a nice mix between historical overview and personal experiences. Good value too.
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • Judith C
    Guildford, UK89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic museum - so engaging. The Dickens part of it has a mini theatre where an on screen Dickens talks to you about his life and there are mock-ups of his study and a typical street from his time. The section about the old bulk ships has a mock-up of a ship so you feel like you're on board. This was the best bit of our trip to Rochester and well worth the £5 entrance fee.
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Sarah F
    United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a lovely walk around on bank holiday Monday . The place was busy but still not overly crowded . We would recommend for a day out
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Sasha Marie
    1,882 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great country park along the river. This walk goes for miles if you follow it and is really enjoyable with the dog. Parking is plentiful and there is a cafe here so you can get a coffee and a snack. Be careful when near the water when the tide is out as there is glass in amongst the mud.
    Written July 6, 2024
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  • David W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour, the young lady was very knowledgeable in the subject of distillery, very good presenter. The Damson gin was very nice.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • James H
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the more obscure castles in Kent but well worth a visit. Friendly staff and interesting displays, with excellent views across the Medway. The cannons look great.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • bubblebathrubberduck
    London, UK137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this place it's class. Expensive for 121 lessons but worth it my son and I loved it. The bobsled track is proper fun ..... flying down the track is great. We have 121 snowboarding lessons .... it was great fun
    Written September 2, 2023
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