The Canterbury Tales receives accolade for warm welcome

The Canterbury Tales has been awarded a special ‘Welcome Accolade’ by VisitEngland, recognising the warm welcome and excellent customer service the attraction offers to visitors.

The accolade is one of several launched by the national tourist board last autumn as part of the Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme, of which The Canterbury Tales has been a member for 14 years. They are designed to recognise outstanding attractions going the extra mile to create an enjoyable and memorable experience and are allocated through a scoring system based on an annual assessment by VisitEngland.

General manager Lyndsay Ridley says: “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 that The Canterbury Tales has received VisitEngland’s Welcome Accolade and it’s great to have recognition from the national tourist board for all our hard 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 and his band of pilgrims as they embark on a journey from The Tabard Inn to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in 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. Having welcomed more than two million visitors from all over the world, The Canterbury Tales remains one of Kent’s ‘must see’ attractions.