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Canterbury Tales tourist attraction marks spring equinox with live performance

A live performance of one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s best-loved tales will mark the spring equinox on Saturday, March 21.

Visitors to the Canterbury Tales attraction in the city can enjoy a vivid recreation of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale, which tells the story of proud cockerel Chantecleer as he tries to outwit a cunning fox.

The venue’s Lyndsay Ridley says: “In medieval times, the start of the year was celebrated around the spring equinox as it was a time that heralded new beginnings – planting the fields with crops, the arrival of spring flowers, and helping domesticated animals give birth.

The Canterbury Tales attraction at St Margaret's Street

The Canterbury Tales attraction at St Margaret’s Street

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale is a wonderful farmyard fable, so our live performance seemed a fitting way to celebrate the arrival of spring.

The attraction has just undergone a £20,000 refurbishment programme, including improved access for wheelchair users.

Entry costs £8.95 for adults and £6.95 for children aged five to 15.

Visit www.canterburytales.org.uk

Take an interactive tour through Chaucer's tales, meeting costumed characters and pilgrims along the way

Take an interactive tour through Chaucer’s tales, meeting costumed characters and pilgrims along the way

An actor delights young visitors to The Canterbury Tales

An actor delights young visitors to The Canterbury Tales

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