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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 days ago

We visited and though it only takes about 45 minutes, I thought it was fun. Our guide was good and the stories were correct in their content. I liked it because I had taken a medieval literature course where the material was in Middle English...More

5  Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As reviewers on TripAdvisor has mentioned, this is a quick attraction (under an hour) and for the usual adult price (£10.95) it would be expensive. Go to the tourist office around the corner and ask for "best places to visit in kent" guide (free). Inside...More

5  Thank Jukie_68
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent guide, who was very funny and informative. The walk around Canterbury Tales was easy to follow and even if your not familiar with Chaucer and his stories they are told in an easy to understand way. The animatronics were well made...More

5  Thank Sheree E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always fun and interactive good for children and adults I have been several times and like to return with friends who have never been

5  Thank 64mayo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt this attraction was expensive for the amount of time spent inside. Although there was a guide who tried to make it upbeat most of the time you listen to an audio which informs you about the stories. Would be much better if they...More

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CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry to hear the experience didn't meet you expectations, if you do have any thoughts on how we could improve further please contact: info@canterburytales.org.uk

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend this to people of all age groups. The staff is extremely friendly and very well-attired :) Loved it!

2  Thank Melina G
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5* review, we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! such a fantastic fun place to go for all the family. The people who are there in costume are very good and tell a good tale. The sights sounds and smells makes it all come to life

3  Thank pearlverina
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for highlighting the team, we'll be sure to let them know what you thought. Thank you for leaving a 5* review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those attractions which provide an 'experience' in the form of a 'walk through' of scenes, in this case based on Chaucer's book after which the place is named. There are several 'tours' which have to be pre-booked and numbers for each...More

3  Thank Ken C
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a fantastic 5* review! Thank you for mentioning Rodger, we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I’m honest, I really like these sorts of things. I went with a friend who doesn’t but he was patient with me. Love some Chaucer and this is a good lesson for those unfamiliar with The Canterbury Tales.

2  Thank GrishGrish
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we agree the attraction is a great introduction to Chaucer.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

I think myself and my son-in-law were under the impression the attractions would be completely done by live, costumed characters so we made a point of dragging my 3 grandsons (aged 8-16) to this thinking it would be a fun, informative attraction. Alas, only the...More

1  Thank sagacioustraveler
CanterburyT, Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry to hear the experience did not meet you expectations, if you do have any thoughts on how we can improve please contact: info@canterburytales.org.uk

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sloan74
17 November 2017|
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Response from Cathy B | Reviewed this property |
i think he will enjoy it.
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Grandad1947
11 October 2017|
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Response from CanterburyT | Property representative |
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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