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The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales: Standard Day Entry
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Travel with "Chaucer" and his band of pilgrims from the Tabard Inn in London to Canterbury Cathedral. Our costumed characters will introduce you to what is arguably the most famous collection of tales written in Medieval Britain. The handheld audio...more
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St. Margarets Street, Canterbury CT1 2TG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommending for families! Wheelchair and buggy accessible. Well, the actors were great, friendly and very interactive. We believe it was very fair priced. The stories were interesting, and made us laugh - they were for adults and kids (rude things mentioned that would go over...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Milly B
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. I am really pleased that you found the experience enjoyable and felt it was an excellent introduction to Chaucer's tales. Rest assured that we do also have audioguides with commentary specifically for children...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

A clever way of telling the story with actors, statues, film shows to tell five of the stories of the Canterbury Tales. I had forgotten how rude they were! A great introduction to the story and to Chaucer himself.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AvrilF654
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your brilliant review, it is wonderful to read that you has such a great visit to us and found that you gained lots of historical insight. Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 November 2018

My parents and I visited this attraction while on a short holiday in Canterbury. We visited at 10.40 on the 23rd October. The staff on the desk were very friendly, found our booking easily and then advised us to make the most of the sunshine....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julia G
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so pleased that your experience was so enjoyable and exceeded all your expectations - we are a bit of a hidden gem in Canterbury! Thank you again for your review and we...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We took a tour around this attraction which we found really well explained, our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour entertaining, the tour lasted about 50 minutes, and children are given the chance to dress in costume

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 759yvonneo
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback! I am really pleased that you found the experience enjoyable and felt it was an excellent introduction to Chaucer's tales. We do hope to see you again.

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Fun way to spend 40 minutes. The tales are amusing and quite well presented. You walk through scenes of waxworks and have either a real guide, an audio guide, or a voice-over for different areas. Tales are usually illustrated on a screen with still images....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank C C
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review; I am delighted that you really enjoyed your visit to us and very much hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

My teenager daughter said afterward that ‘history can be fun!’. I recommend this to anyone visit Canterbury.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank charleseast
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That is a huge compliment and we are really pleased to read it. Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is an interactive slice of history, you will walk through scenes set out to show you the five (family friendly) famous takes from the Canterbury Tales. They are a mix of morality tales and bawdy pub humor. A great introduction to the history behind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jeffrey Michael W
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your brilliant review, it is wonderful to read that you has such a great visit to us and found that you gained lots of historical insight. I am also particularly please that you found the staff so friendly and engaging; we are...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Never read the book but it didn't matter. The walk through the plot with a guide, props and an audio were enough. A bit pricy for the experience and probably suit teens and adults better than younger kids.More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Shaun S
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so pleased that your experience was so enjoyable. Rest assured that we do have an audio guide commentary for children plus we do have those special extras such as dressing up to make the experience even more...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Staff helpful and knowledgeable right from the moment we walked in. Guides and actors/actresses really engaging. Stories well represented by little videos or displays. Our audio tour had some dirty jokes but we overheard that the children were given a slightly modified tour, which is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jessica A
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review. I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team.

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The attraction itself is very interesting, although it only lasts about 35-40 mins. All the kids enjoyed it. Beware of the gift shop, it is a total rip off £6 for a tiny chocolate frog!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hi, We do accept Tesco Vouchers but as a form of payment when you are on site, so it's not possible to pre book online with them We are located in the center of Canterbury and surrounded by restaurants and cafe', so finding... More
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Thank you very much for getting in touch! We are absolutely wheelchair friendly thanks to our hidden lift which enables us to conduct assisted access tours. Please do just let us know at the point of booking that you require... More
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