The Rochester cathedral can trace it’s origins back to the 7th century. Fast forward to the 1500′s and the foundation you can see today began coming together. As you can imagine, with a history that spans almost 1500 years, there have been a lot of renovations and changes throughout the years. I really took to Walter de Merton here. He has a well-preserved and intricate tomb and I loved the way it is illuminated by the stained glass windows in the background. Not the worst way to be remembered. 2004 marked the 1400th anniversary of Rochester Cathedral. To celebrate the occasion, this beautiful fresco was added to the cathedral’s wall. This is the first fresco to be painted in England in over 800 years! Rochester Cathedral has been an important part of England’s history for centuries. This cathedral is very special, and one of those places that stays with you.