Destination guide

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)
Transport

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.

Where to stay around Rochester?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 230 vacation rentals near Rochester. From 99 Houses to 61 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rochester for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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: 456 vacation rentals
  • Restoration House: 459 vacation rentals
  • Rochester Strood Station: 447 vacation rentals
  • Upnor Castle: 411 vacation rentals
  • Guildhall Museum: 449 vacation 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 99 Houses in Rochester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rochester include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 61 rentals available
  • Cabins: 42 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rochester?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 22 vacation rentals with pool available in Rochester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.