Things to do in Rochester, Kent
Rochester is often referred to as 'the City of Great Expectations' due to its association with Charles Dickens. There is a Dickens Centre, as well as Dickens festivals in the summer and at Christmas.
Located strategically on one bank of the River Medway, the city has retained significant remnants of its fortified past. Sections of both its Roman, and medieval town walls still remain adjacent to its great Norman Castle. The Castle and Norman Cathedral are among England's finest, originally dating from the eleventh century.
Close to Rochester are late medieval Upnor Castle and the impressive Fort Amherst in Chatham.