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The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.1/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is our 3rd visit here in the last 10 years and this was our least enjoyable. You are given a handset to hear commentary, but some of it is done by a person in period costume which made it more in...  read more »
  • Good plastic tales of Geoffrey Chaucer and contemporary interpretation. A fairly representative picture of life at that time.
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  • Ignore the naysayers - this experience is a lot of fun, and clearly a lot of effort went into its setup. It's great to see some of Chaucer's stories come alive; the staff we had today were enjoyable t...  read more »
  • Its good if you get a voucher otherwise this seems a bit expensive for a tour that you walk around alone or in a small group, however it's informative and charming and I imagine kids will get a kick out of the semi animated waxworks and the funny stories that are told as you go around. Lots of languages are covered as the tour is performed through a handheld device rather than a person, nice gift shop too.
  • This place offers an experience that you can not get in many places. It well deserves a visit. Don't worry about your language, the audio guide is good. 40 minutes approximately will take you.
  • The staff are the real highlight of this place. The centre itself has limited space and only manages to cover a few of Chaucer's tales, but the staff are lively and do an excellent job of bringing things to life.
  • Just been although its a bit cheesy its set is well done the period dressed staff are very friendly maybe needs a bit more for us older people wanting more depth
  • Cheesy use of staff as period "characters" (a newish thing!) of whom it's hard to tell who/what they're meant to be who then leave you to your own devices much too early. Not particularly expensive - in line with most city attractions. Would be helpful is website opening times were in agreement with other advertised print and establishment times.
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