Rochester Castle featured in ITV’s Rugby Cup 2015 opening titles!

Rugby team performing the Haka at Rochester Castle © ITV

Rugby World Cup at Rochester Castle © ITV

Kent Location used: Rochester Castle

On the 18th September 2015, the Rugby World Cup kicked off with England’s first match against Fiji and in ITV’s opening titles, Rochester Castle is featured along with other famous English landmarks.

Pop star Paloma Faith sings a new version of the rugby anthem “World In Union” for the titles.

The tournament will run between September and October and millions are predicted to be watching the matches, whilst also catching a glimpse of one of Kent’s famous locations.

Rochester Castle is a 12th Century Castle which prides itself on being one of the best preserved castles in England. The castle is set in beautiful gardens and overlooks the River Medway.

The castle has also been used as a film location for Veer (2010) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012).

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Rochester Castle: http://www.visitmedway.org/places-of-interest/rochester-castle-0

For more information about the tournament: http://www.itv.com/rugbyworldcup