Rochester has been at the centre of many momentus occasions in British history. From the arrival of the Romans, through the establishment of Christianity, the Norman invasion, the turbulence of Tudor England, the restoration of the monarchy after the English Civil War, to the town's enduring attachment to CHARLES DICKENS, one of the United Kingdom's greatest literary talents, Rochester has a rich history which shines through in it's architecture and thriving cultural life to the present day.
The old city centre, and the surrounding area of NW Kent is littered with locations and characters Dickens used in his writing throughout his 37 year long career as a novelist. CLICK HERE to find out about our Dickens-related tours and talks.
We run a schedule of Public Tours around Rochester throughout the year - ideal if you only have a small number of people, and you have the option to reserve a Donation-Only Standby Ticket. Or, if you prefer a tailor-made tour anywhere in Kent, we can construct one to meet your requirements at a very attractive cost. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Our founder, Shane Waterman, is a public speaker on both business and history! Ideal if you represent a group of people who would like one of our tours to come to you in the form of an illustrated talk, or you'd like a stage speaker for your formal dinner or audience event, CLICK HERE to find out more!
Formed in 2017 by self-confessed lifelong history geek, Shane Waterman, RHWT aims to provide the most informative and entertaining guided walking tours around the ancient city of Rochester and Kent - the Garden of England.
Whether you want to join one of our regular, year-round Public Tours - featirng six different themes - or you'd like us to construct a personal half or full day guided tour for from just two persons, right up to a coach full, we put the same level of preparation and presentation into everything we do.
You can book with confidence with Rochester History Walking Tours.
"Quite simply, one of the BEST of many such tours I have taken over the years"
Paula Park, Journalist, New York City
Photo: Zoe Johnston Photography