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The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction

The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction


St Margaret's Street,

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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 for pre-booked groups of 15 or more
-Priority admission
-Free familiarisation visit for the group organiser
-Free admission for the coach driver
-Free audio commentaries in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Japanese

The Canterbury Tales would also be happy to give advice in co-ordinating 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 9am to 5.30pm.

Coach Parking
Canterbury coach park is about 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Our custumed characters are happy to meet groups there, or at a pre-arranged place in the city centre - please ask at the time of booking as this service is subject to availability. There are also drop-off spaces available in the city centre.

Coach park: Canterbury Coach Park

Drop off: St George's Lane

Driver: Free admission

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

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.

January to February 10am to 4.30pm
March to June 10am to 5pm
July to August 9.30am to 5pm
September to October 10am to 5pm
November to December 10am to 4.30pm


The following prices are valid for pre-booked groups of 15 or more people until 31 Janaury 2016

Adult £7.25
Child (5-15yrs) £5.75
Seniors Citizen £6.25
Student (with proof of identity) £6.25
UK Schools £5.50

For Group Booking Forms please visit the website.

Payment Options
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 agreement is established in advance of your visit.

Cancellation Policy
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. Some joint packages may have different cancellation terms - please ask at the time of booking.



See location of Canterbury Tales on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 148577  Lat: 51.27792 Long: 1.07845

City Centre location in pedestrianised centre of Canterbury.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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