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The historic city of Rochester awaits you

Enjoy the area's history, cathedral and monuments and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Rochester. This welcoming and relaxing city is known for its bars, gardens and spas. Take in top local attractions like Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Rochester

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Rochester a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southend Pier (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Gillingham Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Buckmore Park Karting (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Pegasus Country Club (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Kent Cyclopark (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Golf Club (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rochester

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Rochester is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Riverside Country Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Capstone Farm Country Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Shorne Woods Country Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Wat Tyler Park (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • White Horse Wood Country Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Chalkwell Beach (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Rochester

The nearest airport is in London (SEN-Southend), located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to London (LCY-London City), which is 21.9 mi (35.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Rochester Strood Station, Rochester Station and Rochester Higham Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Rochester?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 283 house rentals around Rochester. From 104 Houses to 68 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Rochester is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Rochester?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rochester:

  • London Borough of Bromley: 76 vacation rentals
  • London Borough of Bexley: 43 vacation rentals
  • London Borough of Redbridge: 80 vacation rentals
  • London Borough of Havering: 36 vacation rentals
  • Westcliff-on-Sea: 21 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Rochester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Rochester. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rochester Castle: 534 home rentals
  • Gads Hill Place: 606 home rentals
  • Upnor Castle: 485 home rentals
  • Restoration House: 528 home rentals
  • Medway Little Theatre: 525 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rochester listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rochester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 104 Houses in Rochester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rochester include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 68 lodging choices
  • Villas: 4 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 78 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rochester?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 30 vacation homes with pool available in Rochester.