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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury TalesSt Margarets Street
Telephone: 01227 454888


The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
The Canterbury Tales is an award winning attraction based in the centre of Canterbury that brings to life 5 of Geoffrey Chaucer's best loved stories with tales of love, romance, jealousy and trickery, vividly recreated with all the fun and excitement of Chaucer's original tales.
It provides an excellent introduction to the historic Cathedral City and its famous literary connection as well as being a hugely entertaining and enjoyable experience for the whole family.
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of a bygone era in this fantastic recreation of medieval life, as you are taken on an adventure with costumed guides at the beginning and end of your journey, plus an audio guide to aid you as you join Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful band of pilgrims as they embark on a journey from The Tabard Inn in London to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.

A special children’s commentary and the opportunity to dress up in medieval costume is also available.
A visit to Canterbury isn’t complete without experiencing Chaucer’s famous tales of medieval misadventure at our great all weather attraction.

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It may be worth checking out The Canterbury Tales's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact The Canterbury Tales before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

10.00am – 4.30pm

10.00am – 5.00pm

9.30am – 5.00pm

10.00am – 5.00pm

10.00am – 4.30pm

The Canterbury Tales is open daily throughout the year but will be closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Boxing Day.


"I'm hungry"

No catering on site, however, they are situated in the centre of Canterbury and there are plenty of local food outlets.

"Can I have one of those?"

Canterbury based souvenirs, medieval souvenirs, Mead, Hall of Names ancestry all available.

"i need a wee"

Standard and Disabled toilet facilities available plus baby changing facility.

and baby come too...

Baby changing facility available.


"are we there yet?"

Sat Nav to nearest car park CT1 2TF Easy access from Canterbury West and Canterbury East train stations. Centrally located. Coach drop off point in city centre available. any top tips?

Wheelchair access available. We have a written version of the audio tour for those with hearing difficulties.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult: £9.75

Child (5-15 Years): £7.50

Senior Citizen: £8.50

Student: £8.50

Family (2 adults & 2 children): £27.50


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The Canterbury TalesSt Margarets Street
Telephone: 01227 454888