Tales, Canterbury

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    Canterbury Tales

    by smschley Updated Jan 4, 2008

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    The 14th century poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote stories about the journeys of various types of pilgrims from London to Canterbury called the Canterbury Tales. The stories provide an interesting insight into life at that time. A visit to The Canterbury Tales attempts to recreate this time and allow you to step back into the Middle Ages.

    Visitors follow Chaucer and his band of pilgrims on their journey from The Tabard Inn in London to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way, Chaucer's stories depicting the humorous, romantic and even sinister sides of human nature are brought to life. Scenes depicting life-sized character models allow visitors to experience the magic of Chaucer's Tales and interact with the past.

    Well-known celebrities provide the characterisation in English heard through personal audio headsets. French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Japanese commentaries - and a special children's version in English - are also provided. The tour takes somewhere between 40 minutes and an hour

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    Canterbury Tales - not worth the money!

    by UKDaisy Written Apr 8, 2007

    Saw a few recommendations for this attraction, so went along. Was quite disappointed with it. In my opinion, the admission fee is way too expensive for what you actually get. The attraction is a reconstruction of 14th century England, using the aid of mannequins, sounds and smells from that era. Sounded very good when I had read about that, but once inside it was not what I expected at all. Only a few smells were recreated, and the mannequins were almost all static ones. Wouldn't have been that disappointed if the admission fee was priced a lot lower.

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    by Italianmanboy Updated Mar 31, 2007

    The stories of Chaucer told through audio head phones as you walk through different scenes and see wax people in street settings. The stories are amusing and interesting. I found it to be very busy though - there were lots of school children which was a little annoying. You would be best to choose the time you visit wisely but as we did not have long in Canterbury we did not want to miss out on this. Very fun.

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    THE CANTERBURY TALES

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 12, 2006

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    THE CANTERBURY TALES

    Don't miss out on this great attraction. If your interested in the 100s of years of history canterbury has to offer then this is the ideal place to spend a few hours, see Geoffrey Chaucer's charactors and see how things were in thomas becket days of 1170. They even have smell machines inside so you can actually smell what it was like

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    The Canterbury Tales

    by Tom_Fields Written Nov 18, 2005

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    The Canterbury Tales

    Many of you reading this page have undoubtedly read at last a few of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. This was among the finest works of medieval literature, a veritable "slice of life" from the 14th century. Some are funny (and at times ribald), others sad, and many very moving. I'll never forget Chaucer's description of his characters. All are on a pilgrimage to Canterbury--the only common form of tourism during the Middle Ages.

    Here, in what used to be St. Margaret's Church, some of Chaucer's great tales are recounted by actors. It's a good way to refresh your memory of these stories.

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    Canterbury Tales

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    The Canterbury Tales is located in St.Margarets Church, it basically tells the famous Chaucer story of the pilgrims travelling from London to see Thomas Becketts shrine in Canterbury Cathedral.

    Each tale is in a seperate section and inside they have recreated 14th Century England with the use of models,smells and sounds!

    One of those places I went every year with school and do NOT wish to go back again! But Its a huge attraction with tourists and very interesting!

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    Canterbury Tales

    by clairegeordio Written Oct 22, 2004

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    Walk along through the sights, sounds and smells of 14th Century England as you are told stories by England's finest poet, Chaucer, on his way from the Tabard Inn, London to St. Thomas Becket's shrine in Canterbury.
    Audio tours are available in other languages such as French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
    Adults - 6.75 GBP
    Children - 5.25 GBP

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    Canterbury Tales Museum

    by kooka3 Written Jul 25, 2003

    This is the coolest thing ever! This is a wax museum that brings the Tales to life. Things are annomated, so it's not your typical wax museum.

    You are given a portable tape player with audio in your choice of about 6 languages (I think they had English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Japanese). They send you through the museum in groups of 8-10 people. You start in a room that is set up as a typical medieval pub where you hear the "Prologue" of the tales, and then you move through different rooms, each one telling a different Tale.

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    Listen to the Tales of Canterbury!

    by Roeffie Updated Dec 23, 2003
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    Canterbury Tales Visitors Attraction

    The tales of Canterbury are told to you here in your own language or the language you can grasp.

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