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Kents Cavern

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Address: 89-91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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+44 1803 215136
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Kents Cavern is by far Britain's most important prehistoric cave used by...

Kents Cavern is by far Britain's most important prehistoric cave used by ancient humans for the last 500,000 years including Neanderthals and early modern humans.

The caves are open every day for guide tours, 7 days a week with natural caverns, amazing natural formations, remains of mammoth, woolly rhino, sabre-toothed cats, an Ice Age woodland trail quest, nice shop and cafe with views over the Ilsham Valley.

The closest hotel to the attraction is the Gleneagles, inspiration for TV's Fawlty Towers. We are 2km from Torquay Harbour and only 15 mins walk from the South West Coast Path and local beaches, well-known to previous visitors like Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter, George V, Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin.

Perfect for a rainy or sunny day by the seas, winter or summer.

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Looked on Trip' to find something to do before we left for home. Just a smooth, well organised tour with a young friendly guide.

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looked on Trip' to find something to do before we left for home. Just a smooth, well organised tour with a young friendly guide.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here as a kid and decided to return with the family. We was not disappointed amazing to walk through the caves, the only down side is the tour is a little short and you don't really get to explore, just set route, other than that its excellent and educational, would return

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff were very friendly and easy to buy tickets. The tours leave every half an hour so you don't need to worry about timings. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Its good value for money.

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Thank Jance M
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the tickets online so we had a bit of savings plus no hassle at the entrance. Luckily, the tour was just about to start when we arrived so no long wait either. Steve was our guide and he made the tour very interesting. We were also laughing along the way as he was funny. He made the little... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good and intresting if you are into history. Honestly it wasnt for me but i did learn new things which is always a good thing. After the tour there isnt much to do which is quite dissapointing whereas wookey hole loads going on at once which is good. But overall a nice trip out with family and friends. Highly... More 

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Thank XxtiffacexX
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved kents cavern! It was full of awesome facts (not sure if they are all true lol) our tour guide was David he really knew what he was talking about and quite intresting and sometimes funny on the odd ocassion. However once the tour is over theres not really anything else left to do outside unlike wookey hole. However... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting a lot from the place, but I absolutely loved it. We had Steve as our guide - he had a lovely voice and was exceedingly knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. We came out and had a cream tea in the cafe which was delicious and very reasonably priced. All the staff we came into contact... More 

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Bracknell
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went as a family with two 8 year olds and a 3 year old. The children really enjoyed the informative tour of the caves which lasts about 1 hour. The tour starts with a light and sound 'show'. We didn't think added much to the tour and our 3 year old found it a little scary. The caves have... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time I went here was as a child today I took my 4 year old Grandson. He found it very exciting to be in the caves and it was a well spent hour. The tour guide Dave had a good sense of humour which made it fun for the children. He was very knowledgeable and the history of the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during Easter holidays. Kids given a challenge to do through the caves but was so dark in caves could not read the instructions on the leaflet. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting and added a bit of humour. Very narrow passages so felt like it was difficult to take photos as you were then... More 

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