Footsteps in Time - costumed guided tour

Medway Towns

Type:Guided Walk

95 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LX

Tel: +44 01634 818630

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Costumed guided tours are also available. See the Rochester of Dickens come to life with Footsteps in Time on a walking tour of the old city, where you can see and learn about the beautiful buildings the author immortalised in his books.

Some of Dickens' most famous characters, including Nancy, the "tart with a heart" from Oliver Twist, will escort you round the Rochester he knew and loved. This is not just a walking tour but 90 minutes of entertainment and information.

This walk is only available for booked parties and is suitable for wheelchair users. Bookings and payments must be made in advance 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per person£5.00 per ticket

The cost per tour in 2018 is £5.00 per person and the tours must be pre-booked.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Italian spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - At nearby pay and display car parks.

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Groups of 10 and more need to pre-book.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M2/A2 follow the signs for 'Historic Rochester'

Public Transport Directions

Rochester is well served by public transport.

Opening Times

2023 (24 Feb 2023 - 24 Nov 2023)

* Walks everyday except Dickens Festival

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RochesterRochester, Medway TownsRochester, made famous by Charles Dickens, is a town in northern Kent at the mouth of the River Medway. Find a map, attractions & explore nearby villages