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The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

Contact

The Canterbury Tales

01227 479227

Address

St Margaret's Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2TG

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Oct Spook Academy
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Oct Spook Academy
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct Spook Academy
Sat 2 Dec Artisan Christmas Gift Fair
Sun 3 Dec Artisan Christmas Gift Fair
Sat 16 - Sun 17 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)Facilities 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

April to August 10am to 5pm daily
September to October 10am to 4pm daily
November to March 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday

The Canterbury Tales is open daily during school holidays, excluding Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Boxing Day.

Prices

Adult £9.95
Child (5-15 years) £7.95
Student (with proof of identity) £8.95
Senior Citizens £8.95
Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £28.50

Book online to avoid the queues!

The Canterbury Tales offers joint tickets with the historic Westgate Towers. Combined price with The Canterbury Tales:
Adults £11.95
Senior £9.95
Student £9.95
Child (5-15) £7.95

The Canterbury Tales offers joint tickets with St Augustine's Abbey. Combined price with The Canterbury Tales:
Adults £14.54
Senior £13.10
Student £13.10
Child (5-15) £10.49

The Canterbury Tales offers joint tickets with Canterbury Roman Museum. Combined price with The Canterbury Tales:
Adults £15.95
Senior £12.95
Student £12.9
Child (5-15) Up to two children go for £6.95 with every adult ticket, £9.45 thereafter.

The Canterbury Tales offers joint tickets with River Boat Tours. Combined price with The Canterbury Tales:
Adults £20.45
Senior £17.45
Student £17.45
Child (5-17) £14.45

Directions

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

Map reference: TR 148577  Lat: 51.27826 Long: 1.07975

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)
  • 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