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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales is an award winning attraction based in the centre of Canterbury. It provides an excellent introduction to the historic Cathedral City and its famous literary connection- Geoffrey Chaucer.  A hugely entertaining and enjoyable experience for the whole family!

Your pilgrimage from London to Canterbury places you in the midst of a story-telling contest, as five of Geoffrey Chaucer’s most entertaining tales of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are brought vividly to life. Set inside the former St Margaret’s Church, this stunning reconstruction of 14th century medieval England provides the backdrop for a journey of discovery as you experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era.

Your pilgrimage begins in the Tabard Inn, where you meet the first of our costumed guides. You are invited to then share five of Chaucer's most famous tales with our entertaining audio guide. Your journey ends with our second costumed guide at the shrine of St Thomas Becket - be sure to be ready to share your tales from your pilgrimage!

Having welcomed more than two million visitors from all over the world, including many families, groups and school children, The Canterbury Tales has proved to be a firm favourite for the city and remains to be one of the ‘must do, must see’ attractions in Kent. Special events run frequently throughout the year – especially at weekends and during school holidays. Additionally book your tickets online and save 15% on admission prices!

For more details, visit or call 01227 784600.


  • Guided tours
  • Audio tours
  • Groups welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop