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“going back in time”

The Canterbury Tales
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The Canterbury Tales: Standard Day Entry
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USD 733.68*
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Private Shore Excursion: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and White Cliffs...
Ranked #11 of 110 things to do in Canterbury
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Travel with "Chaucer" and his band of pilgrims from the Tabard Inn in London to Canterbury Cathedral. Our costumed characters will introduce you to what is arguably the most famous collection of tales written in Medieval Britain. The handheld audio guide will then lead you through our stunning recreation of medieval England and lead you into five of Chaucer's most loved tales. These are tales of unrequited love, attempts at cheating death, bawdy infidelity and the chance to discover what every woman wants. . .Still as engaging for today's audiences as they were 600 years ago. Laugh with us and learn with us! The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction is the only attraction in the UK dedicated to this famous piece of English literature and is an essential addition to any Canterbury itinerary. Foreign language audio guides are available, as is a children's version (toning down the rather bawdy nature of the tales). This is also recommended for guests learning English. Under 5s are admitted free of charge but please be advised that children of a nervous disposition may find the low lighting and realistic models a little intimidating.
Birmingham
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“going back in time”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

brilliant loved each of the scenes, made us both want to read the Chaucer's tales book. Lots of funny incidents all the way round well worth every penny.

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“disappointed”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I first visited there many years ago and looked forward to visiting it again there was less to look at and considering it's 2012 the exhibits were of poor quality they could have had more animation

Visited March 2012
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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“Interesting experience”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Very wheelchair friendly and very helpful staff. The five tales were well told and were interesting.

Visited March 2012
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“Really interesting and good fun”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

We found this a very interesting and informative attraction. If only I'd learned so much about the Tales from my school studies. Really amusing and the right length. This is great value if you use the voucher in the "visit Kent 2012" leaflet (from TIC) as let's you in for £5 instead of £8.25 we saved £13 for 4adults! The models do need a bit of a refurb but it's still great fun.

Visited March 2012
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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“Canterbury Tales”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Not too long and very interesting. We all enjoyed it

Visited March 2012
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Steve B, Public Relations Manager at The Canterbury Tales, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Hi, many thanks for your review, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit!
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