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Restoration House Rochester.

Restoration House as we see it today is the amalgamation of two medieval buildings which were combined in the late 16th or early 17th century to create a mansion house just outside the south east corner of the city wall of Rochester.

Charles Dicken's Chalet, Rochester.

Standing in the gardens of Eastgate House is the Swiss Chalet from Gads Hill Place, Dickens' last home. Dickens used the chalet as a summer house and study and was writing the final chapters of The Mystery of Edwin Drood in the upstairs room just before his death on 9th June 1870.

Charles Dickens in his study at Restoration House, Rochester.

Charles Dickens spent five of his childhood years in Medway from 1817 to 1822. He was a national legend when he returned for the last 13 years of his life, dying at Gads Hill in 1870.

Rochester Castle.

Situated along the River Medway, Rochester Castle was One of the first English castles to be rebuilt in stone, and this early stone work was carried out by Gundolf, Bishop of Rochester during the late 11th century.

Rochester is a town and historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent.

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