Travel in the Footsteps of Canterbury Tales Pilgrims and Chaucer

Book Cover: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Old English Edition

Destination: England

Book: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

My friend over at Pack a Book has posted an article and a YouTube video of a rainy-days tour that followed in the footsteps of the pilgrims of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales  from the site of London’s Tabard Inn to Canterbury Cathedral.

Would you like to retrace their route and see what remains from their day, or what has replaced the old landmarks? This article will give you lots of ideas.

Starting at a tavern that looks much like the Tabard Inn (and right next to its site) where the Canterbury Tales pilgrims started out, the journey is captured on Pack a Book‘s video. If you want more details about the pilgrimage, see the Guardian article which she links. Participants dressed as characters and each related the “tale” told by their character at some point on the journey.

Pack a Book does not forget her main mission in life, providing books that enlighten travlers, and she includes in her article suggestions for editions of Canterbury Tales.  Take a look at the article to see the video.

Would you like to take this trip?? Have you done other pilgrimages?

For more wonderful walks in London and elsewhere around Europe, check out the “walks in London”  link to Easy Hiker.


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About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, or recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She has written for Reel Life With Jane, Life is a Trip and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.