‘a quiet place in the shadow of the cathedral, which the cawing of the rooks, the echoing footsteps of rare
passers, the sound of the Cathedral bell, or the roll of the Cathedral organ, seemed to render more quiet than absolute silence..’
From “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” in which Dickens describes Minor Canon Row in the town of Cloisterham, his name for Rochester.
Come for a ramble around ancient Rochester to explore the hidden corners, the eccentric characters and the charming buildings which so inspired Charles Dickens to create his literary masterpieces. Hear about the events of times past which coloured Dicken’s understanding of the area. Take in the views of the Medway river leading out to sea where the old hulks, the prison ships lay. Follow in the footsteps Pip as made his way into the cold, dark home of Miss Havisham in “Great Expectations”.
A visit to Rochester Cathedral can be included in this tour and would be a fitting addition.
The rate for this tour is for a group ( up to a maximum of 20) current rate- £1 60.00.
Contact Liz Findlay firstname.lastname@example.org