Description

In October 2016 this larger than life statue of the author Geoffrey Chaucer, famed for his Canterbury Tales, dressed as a Canterbury pilgrim, was unveiled with the £200,000 cost of the statue was met through fundraising, donations, grants, and sponsorship. According to the Canterbury Archaeology Organisation, the two metre high statue, not only depicts the author of the famous Canterbury Tales, which was one of the first printed books but also features of each of the 30 characters of his Tales on the plinth.
The statue, thought to be the only Chaucer statue in England, is the result of a ten year project led by Canterbury Commemoration Society.  The Society's earlier project, statues of King Ethelbert and Queen Berth are also in the city (please see our separate listings for more details).

Opening Hours
All times

Price
Free

Train
Canterbury West and Canterbury East stations.

Bus 
Canterbury Bus Station, top of the High Street.

Parking
Park and Ride

Approaching from Dover: New Dover Road CT13EJ
Approaching from Thanet: Sturry Road CT11AD
Approaching from Ashford: Wincheap CT13TY
Pay & Display parking and car parks throughout the city.

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