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Half Term Trail

SPECIAL HALF-TERM TRAIL AT THE CANTERBURY TALES
- And it’s Kids for a Quid if you book online! -


The award-winning Canterbury Tales visitor attraction is holding a special event this half-term, with treats up for grabs for youngsters.

The Merchant’s Pear Trail is based around Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale, which follows the complicated love story of decrepit old Knight January, love-struck Damien and the beautiful, lustful (and aptly named) May.

Join the pilgrims as usual on their bawdy pilgrimage but with the added fun of spotting the hidden letters along the way!

Can you find all of the pears that have fallen from the tree where Damien and May are hidden? If you can rearrange the letters you find to form the hidden word, you may receive a treat and possibly a bonus story when your pilgrimage is over.

Pre-book online (www.canterburytales.org.uk) between May 24 and 31 and any child accompanying an adult will receive entry for just £1*! What’s more, accompanying adults and concessions get a 15% online discount.

Admission prices are £8.95 adults, £6.95 children (aged 5-15), and £7.95 concessions.
Half-term opening times: 10am-5pm.

The Canterbury Tales brings to life five of Chaucer’s best-loved stories with tales of love, romance and trickery, vividly recreated with all the fun of his original tales. Its stunningly accurate reconstruction of 14th century England, set inside the former St Margaret’s Church, gives visitors the opportunity to step back in time and experience the sights, smells and sounds of medieval times. Join Chaucer’s band of pilgrims as they embark on a journey from The Tabard Inn to Canterbury Cathedral.

The Canterbury Tales provides a great introduction to the cathedral city and its famous literary connection as well as being a hugely entertaining day out for the whole family. The Canterbury Tales remains one of Kent’s ‘must see’ attractions.

The Canterbury Tales is a Continuum Heritage Attraction. Discover the hidden stories within famous historic cities at Continuum Heritage Attractions.

Continuum Attractions offer a host of cultural visitor attraction experiences across the UK, from the hallowed cobbles of Coronation Street to Edinburgh’s underground history told under the Royal Mile.
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New Theatre Package!

THE CANTERBURY TALES TEAMS UP WITH MARLOWE THEATRE

The Canterbury Tales has joined forces with the Marlowe Theatre to offer an exciting new range of theatrical itineraries for groups visiting the historic city in 2015.

Marlowe Theatre

Offering the perfect combination of heritage and culture, the new packages include a tour of the award-winning historic attraction

followed by a two-course meal and a show at the landmark Marlowe Theatre, which completed a £25million refurbishment in 2011.

Prices start from £39.95 per person and tickets are available for a range of shows to suit all tastes including the critically-acclaimed national tour of Oklahoma!, 60s-themed jukebox musical Dreamboats and Miniskirts and the modern classic Blood Brothers. This package can also be booked for the Marlowe’s eagerly-anticipated Christmas pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which is set to star Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders).

The meal will be taken in the theatre’s restaurant The Green Room, with a choice of dishes from a set menu showcasing the best of local ingredients.

For more information or to book, call 0845 070 6255, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://canterburytales.org.uk/groups/group-packages. This package also includes a meet and greet from a medieval pilgrim and free coach parking.

The Canterbury Tales brings to life five of Chaucer’s best-loved stories in a stunningly-accurate reconstruction of 14th century England. Visitors can step back in time and experience the sights, smells and sounds of medieval England.

The tour lasts 45 minutes and includes an audio guide, available in a variety of languages. New from March 2015, the attraction is extending its live guiding, with colourful costumed characters joining you at the beginning and end of your journey.

The Canterbury Tales group tour prices: Adult £7.25; Student / concession £6.25; Child £5.75; UK School £5.50.
Opening times: March - June: 10am - 5pm; July - August: 9.30am - 5pm;
Sept - Oct: 10am - 5pm; Nov - Feb: 10am - 4.30pm.

The Canterbury Tales offers priority admission, discounted group prices, free admission for coach drivers, free downloadable risk assessments, free familiarisation visits for the group organiser and one adult admitted free for every 10 children or students for groups of 15 or more.

The Canterbury Tales is a Continuum Heritage Attraction. Discover the hidden stories within famous historic cities at Continuum Heritage Attractions.

Now celebrating its 31st year, Continuum Attractions boasts a nationwide portfolio of popular and commercially successful cultural visitor attractions. Continuum’s seven attractions collectively welcome over one million visitors a year.

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Re-Discover the Canterbury Tales

REDISCOVER THE CANTERBURY TALES

-£20,000 investment signals new era for one of Kent’s best-loved
visitor attractions-

The award-winning Canterbury Tales visitor attraction has been revitalised thanks to a £20,000 refurbishment programme.

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The popular attraction, which has welcomed more than two million visitors from all over the world, has undergone a major refurbishment over the winter to ensure it retains its proud position as one of the jewels in the crown of the tourism sector in Canterbury.

Specialist set designers Evolution Productions have revitalised the sets inside the Tales, live guiding by costumed characters has been extended to cover more of the tour, access has been improved for wheelchair users, and new signage and leaflets have been produced to refresh the attraction’s appeal and branding.

Fresh from its refurbishment, The Canterbury Tales celebrates its readiness for the new season on Tuesday, 10 March, when the Lord Mayor of Canterbury Ann Taylor joins VIPs, representatives of the tourism sector in the city and other guests for an evening of medieval merriment to mark the re-launch.
General manager Lyndsay Ridley says: “Medieval minstrels and a jester will entertain our guests in the courtyard before they are invited to rediscover the Tales by taking a tour with our costumed characters.” 

The Canterbury Tales is enjoying a great start to 2015 – exciting new events are planned, the refurbishment is breathing new life into the St Margaret’s Street site and it has just been awarded a special ‘Welcome Accolade’ by VisitEngland, recognising the warm welcome and excellent customer service the attraction offers to visitors.

Lyndsay adds: “Each year, our costumed characters give a warm welcome to thousands of visitors and prepare them for their pilgrimage through the streets of medieval England. We are thrilled with the refurbishment, and also pleased that we were able to support Kent businesses by employing Sandwich-based Evolution and local builders and craftsmen to carry out the work.”

 

The Canterbury Tales brings to life five of Chaucer’s best-loved stories with tales of love, romance and trickery, vividly recreated with all the fun of his original tales. Its stunningly accurate reconstruction of 14th century England, set inside the former St Margaret’s Church, gives visitors the opportunity to step back in time and experience the sights, smells and sounds of medieval times. Join Chaucer’s band of pilgrims as they embark on a journey from The Tabard Inn to Canterbury Cathedral.

The Canterbury Tales provides a great introduction to the cathedral city and its famous literary connection as well as being a hugely entertaining day out for the whole family. The Canterbury Tales remains one of Kent’s ‘must see’ attractions. 

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The Canterbury Tales
St. Margaret's Street,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT1 2TG
Tel: 01227 479 227
Fax: 01227 765 584
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