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View From The Ramparts, Rochester Castle [Oct. 9th, 2018|10:29 am]
Tony Grist

I'm the king of the castle.

Finally. At the third attempt. The previous two times I presented myself at the ticket office only to find the keep was closed for repair work.

Rochester Castle is the largest Norman keep in the country- larger than the ones at Dover or the Tower of London. It's in fairly good repair too- and I don't see why- apart from the expense- they don't put the floors and roofs back in and turn it into a museum of medieval life.

[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-10-09 11:40 am (UTC)
That is a fantastic view from there,
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-09 11:45 am (UTC)
I need to go take a closer look at the church up there on the chalk cliff.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2018-10-09 12:13 pm (UTC)

This is all terra incognita to me...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-09 05:01 pm (UTC)
My father used to work in Rochester- and- though I spent most of my adult life in Greater Manchester- the South East still feels like home to me.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2018-10-09 07:25 pm (UTC)
I am suspicious of those chalk "cliffs" with all the stuff in front of them. Are they quarries?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-09 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, certainly- but I doubt that they're still being worked.
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