The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction is organising its fifth annual medieval market, which takes place on Saturday May 25. 


Previous markets have featured archery demonstrations, mead sampling, pottery-making using ancient methods, and calligraphy lessons, with visitors shown how to write their names in a medieval style. 

Ken Broad, duty manager retail at the attraction, says the medieval market is a firm favourite with visitors and is held in the churchyard at the rear of St Margaret’s Church. He said: “The medieval market takes place at the start of the half term holiday and adds a fun and colourful spectacle for visitors to The Canterbury Tales and passers-by. Entrance to the market is free and there’s usually plenty of opportunity for people to have a go at medieval-themed events taking place. 

“Traders can participate free of charge, with a £30 refundable deposit taken at the time of booking. There must be a medieval theme to their products or demonstrations and we insist that they dress in period costume. This all adds to authentic atmosphere and spirit of the market and ensures that everyone has great fun.” sights, smells and sounds of medieval times. 

Admission to The Canterbury Tales costs £8.50 for adults and £6.25 for children.  

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