Upnor Castle

Upnor Castle

Upnor Rd, Rochester ME2 4XG, United Kingdom

Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort. The castle was originally built on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I in 1559 as a gun fort to defend her warships at anchor. But it failed to do so in 1667 when the Dutch sailed past it to burn or capture the English fleet at anchor.

An audio-visual interpretation in English and Dutch tells the story of this raid in a graphic manner.

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September 10am to 6pm
1 October - 31 October 10am to 4pm


Adult: £6.40, children: £4

Services & facilities

  • Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Picnic area


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