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The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury

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Have Chaucer’s famous tales of medieval misadventures brought to life at The Canterbury Tales. Your adventure begins in the Tabarn Inn, where you will meet the first of your costumed guides and prepare for your pilgrimage. On your journey, be entertained by some of the most famous stories from The Canterbury Tales with the aid of an audio guide, and enjoy recreations of the sights and sounds of the 14th century. Your journey ends with the second guide at a replica of the shrine of St. Thomas Becket. As you leave, you will exit through the gift shop, where you can buy a copy of the book, some medieval-style mead, and other treats. Plan to visit The Canterbury Tales during your Canterbury vacation using our convenient Canterbury vacation generator.
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  • I learned so much about the tales. Well worth going to. It's all indoors. They have even added the smells that make you feel like you are part of the era.  more »
  • Excellent attraction. entertaining and very informative. Throughly enjoyed it and good value for money  more »
  • The exhibit is very small and took only a little over 30 minutes. Listening to the history of the tales and the stories of the tales themselves was fun and interesting. A live tour guide introduces yo...  more »
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  • We used some vouchers we had so didn't pay full price for this experience and thank goodness we didn't. We aren't tourists and have lived in the area for a few months so were interested to see the attraction to know if it was worth recommending to visitors. The staff were nice and did their best to bring the very lacklustre drab and tatty tableaux to life. Its hard to believe in this day and age that there couldn't be a slightly more animated interactive experience -using video/computerised images or something to bring the whole thing to life a bit more. At one stage I thought we were going to be taken into some old church or building of historical interest a back way and I thought 'oh at least it will have been worth the money' but no it was straight through to the gift shop. We were in there barely half an hour .Yes Chaucer's tales raise a chuckle but they aren't new to me and really I think the whole thing was a bit insulting to our intelligence. I've been to many more interesting historical attractions and feel they could do a whole lot better in making this an interesting and captivating experience.
  • Cute little adventures, aimed for the kids. Enjoyable if you are an adult as well.
  • You are led through and attraction that retells I shortened form the Canterbury tales. If you like and are familiar with the book, I'd recommend this place.
  • Really fun and entertaining. Although not all of the tales are told, so it is a bit short, only about 40 minutes.
  • This is the best thing in Canterbury to watch out for! You can't miss it if you want to go back in the time and witness some fun filled tale-telling experience. Paid £9.75 for the Adult ticket.