The Canterbury Tales
Visit The Canterbury Tales, one of Kent’s most popular tourist attractions, with a stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, is just like stepping into the Middle Ages. Inside the historic building of St. Margaret’s Church you can step back in time over 500 years and join Geoffrey Chaucer (England’s finest poet) and his colourful characters as they journey from London towards the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.
Begin your journey
Your journey starts at the Tabard Inn, London, where you meet Geoffrey Chaucer and his merry band of pilgrims. On your walk to Canterbury you will be entertained by many stories of
chivalry, romance and even horror.
The Knight’s Tale
The Knight is the first to tell his tale. It is a story rich in love, rivalry and chivalry. Two men fall in love with the same beautiful girl. Will it be a happy ending?
The Miller’s Tale
A bawdy tale, telling a different story of love, which leaves everyone laughing. The animated scenes will make you giggle too.
The Wife of Bath’s Tale
A woman who has had five husbands tells a thoughtful tale which poses the question: ‘What is it that every woman desires?’ (Worth a visit to discover that answer alone!)
Her romantic tale is set during the reign of King Arthur.
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
An animated farmyard tale of a cockerel, a hen and a very wily old fox…
The Pardoner’s Tale
An exciting tale of death and trickery and one which will leave you with a tingle down your spine. The tale has an unexpected ending - watch out!
The End of the Road
Your journey ends at the breathtaking reconstruction of the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, the very reason for Canterbury’s position throughout the years as a major destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. As you leave, you pass through Canterbury’s recreated medieval market place where traders from a wide area are selling their wares.
Groups are welcome to visit this enchanting tourist attraction, click here for details. For opening times and prices, click here.
Come and enjoy a day out at one of Canterbury's premier tourist attractions, call
The Canterbury Tales
Canterbury (01227) 479 227
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What a great afternoons entertainment! This experience made a subject which I had always regarded as a bit dry, very entertaining.It was also great fun for all my family and …
I visited the Canterbury tales with my Mummy and Daddy. Some of the tales were really funny, especially the Millers tale - serves him right! It also made me glad …
Paul L's wife says "I visited the Canterbury Tales with my husband and 10 year old - what a great tourist attraction - very entertaining, especially for my 10 year …
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