The Canterbury Tales
Literature brought to life!
Experience the charm of Chaucer at Canterbury's much-loved visitor attraction.
Join us on a journey of discovery…
Meet our costumed guides, walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims and revel in the recreated medieval scenes as five colourful tales of love, infidelity, intrigue, courtship and death are brought vividly to life. You can experience the sights, sounds and smells of medieval England; a unique and theatrical introduction to Canterbury and its famous literary connection.
Your adventure begins in London. Here you will meet the first of your costumed guides who’ll prepare you for your pilgrimage to Canterbury. As you leave your guide to walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims, you will find yourself in the midst of a story-telling contest. Five of Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining tales are brought vividly to life as you make your journey through the recreated medieval scenes and listen to the audio guide. When you reach Canterbury, you will be met by a second costumed guide who will take you to your ultimate destination – the shrine of St Thomas Becket. This pilgrimage appeals to visitors of all ages.
Events are also on offer throughout the year, ranging from free to special treats for the family.
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
The Canterbury Ghost Tour
Cathedral Mews (Sleeps 4)
Magical Medieval Christmas at The Canterbury Tales
Festive Lunches and Christmas Parties at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge