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If you’re looking for some grown-up chills this Halloween, head to The Canterbury Tales in Kent, where Chaucer’s classic stories will be taking a sinister turn with live horror performances in a church graveyard.

The attraction’s popular Terrible Tales, which have been updated with new twists and turns, will be performed by drama students from the University of Kent. Performances will be followed by a guided tour through the attraction, where nasty surprises await as you walk the diseased streets of medieval England…

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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. It brings to life five of Geoffrey Chaucer’s best-loved stories with tales of love, romance and trickery and, having welcomed more than two million visitors from all over the world, it remains one of Kent’s ‘must see’ attractions.

The Terrible Tales are performed at 7pm every evening from Friday 24 to Friday 31 October. The really brave can join the late-night 9pm tour on October 31. Admission costs £10 per person (it is not suitable for under-12s).

Book online before September 30 at www.canterburytales.org.uk and receive a 20% discount. Alternatively call 01227 454888.

The Canterbury Tales is operated by Continuum Leading Attractions, who manage a host of visitor attractions around the country and most recently launched Coronation Street: The Tour in Manchester.


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A soaking in the stocks!

MEDIEVAL FUN AT THE CANTERBURY TALES

In medieval times they were used to punish people who had committed petty crimes, but it was all smiles at The Canterbury Tales at the weekend (June 14) as visitors lined up to have their photos taken in the stocks.

It was just one of the activities laid on by the popular visitor attraction as part of this year’s free Medieval Fun Day.Kieran in the Stocks - LR

The churchyard to the rear of the St Margaret’s Street attraction also played host to old favourites such as mead tasting and a bouncy castle, as well as face painting.

Visitors picked up a few tips on sword fighting at the Knights School, and got to grips with historic armour and weaponry on display courtesy of the Free Men of the Blean, a re-enactment society which gave demonstrations throughout the day.

Lyndsay Ridley, the attraction’s general manager, said: “It was a really great day for the whole family with a fantastic fun atmosphere. The stocks were particularly popular and will be back again soon!

“Although the event was free, we were fund-raising for Pilgrims Hospices throughout the day and I’d like to thank visitors for their donations.”

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. Having welcomed more than two million visitors from all over the world, The Canterbury Tales remains one of Kent’s ‘must see’ attractions. Visit www.canterburytales.org.uk for more information.

Admission prices for the attraction are £8.75 adults, £6.75 children (aged 5-15), and £7.75 concessions. At certain times of year and for certain events, rates may vary. The Canterbury Tales is operated by Continuum Leading Attractions, who manage a host of visitor attractions around the country and most recently launched Coronation Street: The Tour in Manchester.

 
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The Canterbury Tales partners with BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel

The Canterbury Tales has teamed up with the BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel to offer a range of tempting group refreshment packages. The three-star gothic hotel is set in idyllic gardens just a 10-minute walk from the centre of the historic cathedral city.

Modern pilgrims can revive their senses with a choice of morning coffee and homemade chocolate cookies, a cream tea or full afternoon tea at the hotel – either before or after their visit to the award-winning attraction. Prices range from £10.50 to £21.75 (with discounts for seniors), and include admission to The Canterbury Tales.

Also on offer is a special ‘Breakfast Club’ package. Group visitors will start their day at the BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel with coffee or tea and bacon sandwiches, before travelling into the city centre for a visit to The Canterbury Tales. This will be followed by either a walking tour of the cobbled streets with the Canterbury Audio Tour or a gentle voyage along the River Stour on the Canterbury Historic River Tour. The activities can be enjoyed in any order, and each element of the package is offered at a discounted price:

Breakfast Club package

Option 1: Breakfast at BEST WESTERN Abbot’s Barton Hotel, The Canterbury Tales and Canterbury Audio Tour: £16.50pp

Option 2: Breakfast at BEST WESTERN Abbot’s Barton Hotel, The Canterbury Tales and Historic Canterbury River Tour: £18.50pp

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The Canterbury Tales is happy to help group organisers plan their whole day, including arranging time for shopping or visiting any of Canterbury’s other beautiful sights. For more information or to book a package, call 0845 070 6255 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *.

The Canterbury Tales provides an excellent introduction to the historic cathedral city and its famous literary connection. It brings to life five of Geoffrey Chaucer’s best loved stories in a stunningly-accurate reconstruction of 14th century England. Set inside the former St Margaret’s Church, the attraction gives visitors the opportunity to step back in time and experience the sights, smells and sounds of medieval times.

The Canterbury Tales is operated by Continuum Leading Attractions, who manage a host of visitor attractions around the country and most recently launched Coronation Street: The Tour in Manchester.

*Free coach parking is available at the hotel, subject to availability. Bookings are payable 10 days in advance, and cancellations with less than 10 days’ notice are non-refundable.

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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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