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Canterbury, The Perfect Christmas Destination

Canterbury, The Perfect C...

From cobbled streets to the best independent shops, Canterbury is the place to go for a festive shopping experience like no other.   I remember my first Christmas shopping experience in Canterbury.  Puddles on the cobbled streets were reflecting the twinkling lights and there was a hum of busy shoppers all looking for the perfect […]

The Campfire Tales: Meet the Storyteller

The Campfire Tales: Meet ...

This month, The Canterbury Tales launches a weekly programme of twilight storytelling events. The Campfire Tales will embrace the city’s ancient storytelling traditions; every Thursday evening from May to August, audiences will gather around a crackling campfire in our Medieval Story Garden where a storyteller will recount tales by the fireside. In preparation for these […]

Brand New Wand-Carving Workshop!

Brand New Wand-Carving Wo...

Here are the Canterbury Tales, we are delighted to announce our brand new Wand Carving Workshops! Following the huge success of Black Wolf Survival & Bushcraft’s current workshop with us, Medieval Survival, we are delighted to introduce their latest brilliant experience- Wand Carving. A Potter fan’s idea of heaven, this 2-hour workshop allows participants to learn incredible […]

Saturn’s Selfies

Saturn’s Selfies

Meet Saturn the Dragon, star of the puppet show ‘Saturn’s Fury’ which debuts next week over the Half Term in The Canterbury Tale’s Medieval Story Garden as part of the DragonFest! event. He arrived in Canterbury this week to begin rehearsals, and started his visit by checking out the venue and taking his customary selfie! Though busy […]

Tips for Tracing Your Family Tree – Guest Blog

Tips for Tracing Your Fam...

Here at the Canterbury Tales, we are very proud to work with Hall of Names. Delving into the history of your family has never been easier… Hall of Names have been  researching names and their historical origins since 1971, and in 2002 realised a growing public demand for Heraldry and Family Tree information. Their extensive […]

Meet the Actors- #6 Robert Powell

Meet the Actors- #6 Rober...

Welcome to the final part of our ‘Meet the Actors’ series, in which we introduce the talented actors who voice our lively characters! The Canterbury Tales is soon to be celebrating its 30th birthday, and still uses the incredible voice acting recorded back in the 80s. Starring as the the Nun’s Priest, Robert Powell helps bring […]

Meet the Actors- #5 Ronald Pickup

Meet the Actors- #5 Ronal...

Welcome to the fifth in our series of ‘Meet the Actors’ in which we introduce the talented actors who voice our lively characters! The Canterbury Tales has been running since 1987, and still uses the incredible voice acting we recorded at the time. Starring as the Pardoner, Ronald Pickup acts within our talented cast to bring Chaucer’s Tales to […]

Meet the Actors- #4 Bernard Cribbins

Meet the Actors- #4 Berna...

Welcome to the fourth in our series of ‘Meet the Actors’ in which we introduce the talented actors who voice our lively characters! The Canterbury Tales has been running since 1987, and still uses the incredible voice acting we recorded at the time. Starring as the innkeeper and instigator of the tale-telling contest, Harry Bailey, Bernard Cribbins […]

Meet the Actors- #3 Roy Kinnear

Meet the Actors- #3 Roy K...

Welcome to the third in our series of ‘Meet the Actors’ in which we introduce the talented actors who voice our lively characters! The Canterbury Tales is soon to be celebrating its 30th birthday, and still uses the incredible voice acting recorded back in the 80s. Starring as the infamous Miller, Roy Kinnear helps bring Chaucer’s tales […]

Meet the Actors- #2 Freddie Jones

Meet the Actors- #2 Fredd...

Welcome to the second in our series of ‘Meet the Actors’, in which we introduce the talented actors who voice our lively characters! The Canterbury Tales has been running since 1987, and still uses the incredible voice acting we recorded at the time. Starring as the man himself, Geoffrey Chaucer, Freddie Jones is an amazing […]