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The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

Address

St Margaret's Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2TG

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Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct Trick or Treat!
Thu 27 - Mon 31 Oct Contagious!
Sat 26 Nov Artisan Christmas Gift Fair
Sun 27 Nov Artisan Christmas Gift Fair
Sat 17 Dec Magical Medieval Christmas
Sun 18 Dec Magical Medieval Christmas

Details

Ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era? A visit to the Canterbury Tales, one of Kent's most popular attractions, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, you can do just that.

Inside the historic building of St Margaret's Church you can journey back over 500 years to join Geoffrey Chaucer (England's finest poet) and his colourful characters on their pilgrimage from London 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 Chaucer's famous tales. Steeped in the rich history of this medieval city, at the Canterbury Tales you really can visit another world.

The Canterbury Tales is a stunningly accurate recreation of medieval life. With a combination of live costumed characters and entertaining audio guides, it provides an excellent introduction to the city and its famous literary connection.

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

Prices

Adult £9.75
Child £7.50
Student £8.50
Senior Citizens £8.50
Family £27.50


The Canterbury Tales is now offering joint tickets with the newly re-opened Westgate Towers. Visit the website for more information.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 148576  Lat: 51.27776 Long: 1.07893

By car:
From Dover and Folkestone - approach via A2 London bound. Take A2050, signposted Canterbury. Closest car parks: New Dover Road Park & Ride (Long Stay), Holman's Meadow (Long Stay), Whitefriars (Short Stay), Watling Street (Short Stay).

From Faversham and London - approach via M2, A2. Take A2050, Signposted Canterbury. Closest car parks: Wincheap Park & Ride (Long Stay), Rosemary Lane (Long Stay), Castle Street (Short Stay), Castle Row (Short Stay).

From Ashford - approach via M2, A2. Take A2050, signposted Canterbury. Closest Car Parks: Wincheap Park & Ride (Long Stay), Rosemary Lane (Long Stay), Castle Street (Short Stay), Castle Row (Short Stay).

From Ramsgate, Herne Bay and Thanet - Approach via A28. Closest Car Parks: Sturry Road Park & Ride (Long Stay), Queningate (Short Stay), Whitefriars (Short Stay), Watling Street (Short Stay).

By rail:
Turn right out of station into Station Road West. Turn left at the end of the street into St. Dunstan’s. Continue straight on for about 5-10 minutes, passing through the West Gate, into St. Peter’s Street and on into The High Street. St. Margaret’s Street is on the right hand side just past Nason’s Department store. The Canterbury Tales is on the right opposite HMV.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station

Facilities

  • 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