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Rochester Castle - River View

Maps of Rochester
To see where Rochester is in relation to the rest of Kent, view Large Map

To see a street map of Rochester, view Street Map

To find places to stay in Rochester, view Hotels

How to get to Rochester

From Heathrow
By road via M4/M25/M20 motorways and A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately 90 minutes.
By rail via London Transport Underground to Victoria Station and then surface train to Rochester. Journey time approximately 120 minutes.

From Gatwick
By road via M23/M25/M20 motorways and A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately 55 minutes.
By rail from Gatwick to Victoria, change trains Victoria to Rochester. Journey time approximately 80 minutes.

Via Channel Tunnel
By road from Cheriton via M20 and A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately 40 minutes.

Via Channel Ports
Dover via A2/M2/A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately 50 minutes.
Folkestone via M20/A229 to Rochester. Journey time approximately 60 minutes.

From London by Rail
It is best to come either from St Pancras International (via the High Speed service) or Victoria. Make sure that the train will stop at Rochester Station. It is then a walk of about two minutes to the High Street. (If the train is one which does not stop at Rochester, continue to Chatham Station and take a taxi (5 minutes), a bus (ditto) or walk (20-25 minutes)).

From London by Road
Follow the A2 until you reach the junction with the M2. Do NOT follow the M2, but take the left-hand fork into Rochester and Strood. After crossing the river, straight on at traffic lights at the end of the bridge and you will see signs for parking areas in Rochester. (Note: Parking is free on Sundays and Bank Hoilidays)

From the North
Join the northern section of the M25 at the most convenient junction and travel towards and over the Dartford Crossing. Take the A2 turn-off. Follow the A2 until you reach the junction with the M2. Do NOT follow the M2 but take the left-hand fork into Rochester and Strood. After crossing the river, straight on at traffic lights at the end of the bridge and you will see signs for parking areas in Rochester. (Note: Parking is free on Sundays and Bank Hoilidays).

From the West
From the M25 head towards the M26 then the M20. Exit at Junction 5 (A229 (towards Rochester and Chatham) Follow the signs for Rochester.