Charles Dickens was at his happiest when living near Rochester known as Cloisterham is many of his novels.
Let us take you on a walk through Rochester’s fascinating history via the remains of the old Roman city walls, the 800 year old Cathedral and Norman Castle, King Henry VIII’s King’s School. Restoration House where King Charles II stayed on his return to England in 1660 and which was also the home of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations is worthy of a special visit.
We will also see many other locations connected with Dickens’ writings including the Chalet from his last home at Gad’s Hill Place where he was working on the unfinished Mystery of Edwin Drood the day before he died.
In addition your visit can include tours of:
- The magnificent interior of the Cathedral
- Restoration House and garden
- Rochester Castle
- The fascinating Town Museum with its special Dickens Exhibitions
The length and route of the walk can be adapted to suit a group’s particular interests and mobility.
We can also arrange lunch at a restaurant in the centre of Rochester, or there are plenty of places in the town for your group to sit and enjoy a picnic.
Day trips around Dickens country can be arranged upon request.