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Ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of 14th century Eangland? At The Canterbury Tales you can do just that. Offering an excellent introduction to the city and its most famous literary connection Geoffrey Chaucer, England's finest poet, this popular centrally located attraction sets the scene of five of Chaucer's tales in an entertaining and informative way.
Groups can step back in time to join Chaucer and his merry band of pilgrims on their pilgrimage from The Tabard Inn to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way their stories of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are vividly re-created with all the fun and excitement of the famous Tales. The Canterbury Tales is an audio guided attraction with translations available in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. A special commentary for children is also available.
We welcome visits from schools and groups and offer the following benefits to pre-booked groups of 15 or more people:
-Discounted admission prices
-Free familiarisation visit for the group organiser
-Free admission for the coach driver
-One adult admitted free for every 10 children/students
-Free audio commentaries in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Japanese
-Private evening hire available call 0845 070 6255
The Canterbury Tales would also be happy to give advice in coordinating your visit to other attractions around the City. Please telephone the Group Bookings line on 0845 070 6255 for more information.
How to book:
For discounted admission prices pre-booking is required. Please complete and submit our group booking enquiry form (available via the website) or contact us directly. Our Group Bookings Office is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.
Designated coach parking and a drop off point are available in the City centre. This facility must be pre-booked. For details and to book please call 01227 378131.
The following prices are valid for pre-booked groups of 15 or more people until 31 January 2014
Child (5-15yrs) £5.75
UK Schools £5.25
Language Schools £5.75
For Group Booking Forms please visit the website.
The Canterbury Tales accepts cash and cheques (in sterling), Switch, Mastercard and Visa. For regular customers, payment can be made direct via BACS if arrangements are made in advance. Cheques should be made payable to Heritage Projects (Canterbury) Limited. Credit and voucher facilities are only accepted when a written agreements is established in advance of your visit.
Notice of cancellations must be given 7 days in advance, otherwise we reserve the right to impose an administration fee of 25% of the total amount of your reserved booking.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Fri 1 Mar 2013 - Sun 30 Jun 2013||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00|
|Mon 1 Jul 2013 - Sat 31 Aug 2013||Mon - Sun 09:30 to 17:00|
|Sun 1 Sep 2013 - Thu 31 Oct 2013||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00|
|Fri 1 Nov 2013 - Tue 31 Dec 2013||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:30|
|Notes||The Canterbury Tales is open daily throughout the year but will be closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Boxing Day. Please ring to check times before making a special visit.
St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG
Map reference: TR 148577 Lat: 51.27792 Long: 1.07845
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Canterbury West station