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Christmas Gift Fair

Award-winning attraction The Canterbury Tales throws open its doors this month for its first ever Christmas Artisan Gift Fair – a special festive market with a medieval twist.

On November 29 and 30, shoppers will be able to enter the attraction free of charge and enjoy some mead and a mince pie at the famous Tabard Inn.

Kajulee Handcrafted Artisan Jewellery

They can then step back in time to the streets of 14th century England and purchase gifts from a host of Kent artisans such as Kajulee Handmade Jewellery, Mulberry Glass Art, MD Paint it Pottery, Noble Arts Pyography and many more. Other gifts on offer include hand-crafted wooden tableware and a range of fabric crafts made with traditional techniques such as felting, spinning and knitting.

The stalls will be set among the attraction’s vibrant tableaux, which depict five of Chaucer’s most famous stories. Visitors can also browse the attraction’s own gift shop and purchase medieval-themed gifts such as the Hall of Names; a must-have for those interested in family history. You can even pick up a copy of the new Monopoly: Canterbury Edition, which features The Canterbury Tales on its own square!

Entrance to the fair will be free and visitors will be given discount vouchers for a future visit to the attraction, so they can return with family and friends and experience The Canterbury Tales over Christmas and the New Year.

The attraction’s general manager, Lyndsay Ridley, says: “This is the first time that The Canterbury Tales has opened its doors to shoppers looking for quality Christmas gifts and it promises to be a unique experience. Our Christmas Artisan Gift Fair will showcase the best of local craft and design.”

The fair takes place between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2014.

The Canterbury Tales provides a great introduction to the historic cathedral city and its famous literary connection within a stunningly accurate reconstruction of 14th century England, set inside the former St Margaret’s Church. The attraction 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.

Artisan Christmas Gift Fair

The Canterbury Tales is seeking stall-holders for a special festive market with a medieval twist.

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November, the award-winning attraction will throw open its doors for its first ever Christmas Artisan Gift Fair, and organisers are keen to hear from local designers and artisans interested in selling quality craft and gifts.

Shoppers will be able to enter the attraction free of charge and enjoy some mulled cider and a mince pie at the famous Tabard Inn. They can then step back in time to the streets of 14th century England and purchase gifts from a host of stalls set among the attraction’s vibrant tableaux, which depict five of Chaucer’s best-loved stories.christmas-gift-fair

Entrance to the fair will be free and visitors will be given discount vouchers for a future visit to the attraction, so they can return with family and friends and experience The Canterbury Tales over Christmas and the New Year.

The attraction’s general manager, Lyndsey Ridley, says: “This is the first time that The Canterbury Tales has opened its doors to shoppers looking for quality Christmas gifts and it promises to be a unique experience. Our Christmas Artisan Gift Fair will showcase the best of local craft and design, and we would particularly like to see some sellers who work with natural materials such as wood, leather and paper.”  

Traders interested in attending the fair should contact Francesca Lashmar on 01227 784600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 24 October.

The Canterbury Tales’ Christmas Artisan Gift Fair is taking place between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2014. There is no charge for pitches but a 20% commission will be charged on takings over the two days. Tables and chairs will be provided for stall-holders.

Are you brave enough?

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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St. Margaret's Street,
Canterbury,
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CT1 2TG
Tel: 01227 479 227
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