Bring your group to Rochester Cathedral, England’s second oldest cathedral

Rochester Cathedral welcomes hundreds of groups from all around the world. We are a great destination for private groups, organised tours and coach parties. To find out more about bringing a school group to the Cathedral please click here.

We offer a wide range of activities for groups and are always happy to tailor our offer to your requirements where possible. Whether your group want a specialised tour and a slice of cake in our Café or just want to wander and soak up the atmosphere in our beautiful Cathedral – we are happy to accommodate your needs.

Group visits to Rochester Cathedral start at just £2 per person for an unguided visit. 

Guided Tours

Our team of trained guides will be able to lead you and your group on a fantastic journey through the Cathedral. They bring the fascinating history of Rochester Cathedral to life sharing interesting anecdotes and information which you could never discover on your own. Our guides are happy to tailor their tour to your interests from Benedictine monasticism, Norman architecture to Charles Dickens. 

We also offer an exclusive tour of our Library collection led by one of our volunteer librarians.  Your group will be able to view our collection of rare books, some of which date back to the 1100’s. Due to the delicate atmospheric conditions of the library we are limited to a maximum of 12 in a group for this tour. 

Prices are from just £4 per person including entrance to the Cathedral. 

Catering

Enhance your visit to Rochester Cathedral by visiting our newly opened Café in the Crypt. Located in our recently restored 13th century Crypt, the Café is the perfect way to begin or end your visit to Rochester Cathedral. We offer a lovely selection of homemade cakes and simple sandwiches in a beautiful and unique setting. 

Prices are from just £4 per person including entrance to the Cathedral. 

Prices

Entrance Only: £2 per person

Guided Tour (please specify if you want the Cathedral tour or the Library tour):  £4 per person (£3 for Parish Groups within the Diocese of Rochester)

Slice of cake and a hot drink in our Café in the Crypt: £4 per person

Guided Tour with cake and a hot drink in our Café in the Crypt: £8 per person

How to Book

Advanced booking is essential for all group visits to ensure guaranteed entry into the Cathedral. Due to the nature of the Cathedral there are occasions where we are unable to allow entrance to un-booked groups so, to avoid disappointment, it is essential to book in advance.   

If you would like to book a group visit to Rochester Cathedral, please contact the Bookings Co-ordinator on (01634) 810073 or bookings@rochestercathedral.org