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The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury
(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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TripAdvisor
  • The staff is uber friendly and the experience is brilliant! It actually feels like a time travel experience, where every minor detail is looked into. 
  • It's a nice little set up and the actress/guide was good. You won't be wowed but you might be amused! 
  • Went in here when it had an "Artisan Christmas Fair" on inside. Still haven't decided if this added to or detracted from the permanent display. 
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  • smells like oldy worldy, this is a good place to go if your a tourist
  • To start: the price is way too high for what you get, that's for sure. But apart from the price this is actually a great experience. The tales are alive and vivid, the animation is good, sometimes very dated but that adds to the experience. I got a great discount for the combination with a walking tour, it is worth a discounted price for sure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.