A Shiny Life For Me!

a personal review blog by Bianca


20 August 2021
4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Little trip to Rochester last week! First, we visited the Restoration House, a mansion house created in the late 16th century by combining two medieval buildings into one.

It gets its name from the fact that King Charles II stayed here during the Restoration. Today, it is a private residence that opens for public viewing a few days a week. There are knowledgeable guides spread throughout the rooms who told us many fascinating details of the history, as well as the art presented in the building.

Unfortunately there’s no photography allowed inside the building, so you only get a few shots from the gardens, which are also very impressive. The inside is absolutely gorgeous and chock full of stunning art pieces, I cannot recommend this enough to history geeks!

We also visited the Cathedral, and Rochester Castle! The latter is little more than a secured ruin, but it gives a great view of what grand castles would have looked like in the past.

You can climb all the way to the top for great views of Rochester and a brilliant view inside the castle and its many different levels.

What a great day trip!

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