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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Amazing tour Alan our tour guide was very informative...makes you think! Really enjoyed it. Can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wendy S
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I'd not heard of this cavern until I went to Torquay for a weekend. Truly a hidden gem, best... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave W
Reading, United Kingdom
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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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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing tour Alan our tour guide was very informative...makes you think! Really enjoyed it. Can imagine it must have been really scary when first excavating these caves.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'd not heard of this cavern until I went to Torquay for a weekend. Truly a hidden gem, best attraction in Torquay. Human /pre-human finds back hundreds of thousands of years. Located outside the town centre, easily accessed via the frequent no. 22 bus and...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed trip to Kents cavern. So sorry I can't remember the name of our guide ( sorry- you were marvellous). Such an interesting history including the little bits about Agatha Christie and Beatrix Potter. The place is magical and clearly of great importance in...More

Thank bobsydaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Would recommend visiting. The tour was great and full of information. Lovely gift shop and the staff are great.

Thank Kelly4David1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've visited these lovely caves on more than one occasion and chose to see a performance of Alice in Wonderland for our most recent visit. Magnificent setting for a great show! Facilities are good - café, gift shop and toilets close at hand. Staff all...More

Thank 19lel68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time visiting Kent cavern really was very interesting to listen to tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny what a brilliant place gardens nice to will be back soon.

Thank wayne c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my little lad, we had a brilliant tour guide Lucy. It was amazing to see the caves and the tour was full of great information.

Thank Stanstan172
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hosts were great and really captured our children's imagination. Brilliant place for adults and for children

Thank d0ggett
Reviewed 1 week ago

The length of time it takes for the stalactites to grow is mind boggling. It makes you feel very insignificant. Our guide was very knowledgeable, you actually learnt something, rather than being simply an observer. Bit scary, when you were in total darkness. there are...More

Thank 54Jhc
Reviewed 1 week ago

kents cavern is ideal for a rainy day,very interesting caves and,stalagmites,nice cafe,good place to fill a couple of hours

Thank Sarah H
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Andy C
Are the caverns wheelchair friendly?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Terence K | Reviewed this property |
Not really. I guess parts would be able to accommodate a wheelchair but certainly not everywhere.
Is there a car park?
16 April 2017|
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Response from Phillip C | Reviewed this property |
My review said free car park sorry you gave to pay.
Neil A
how long is the tours
23 February 2017|
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Response from Ray M | Reviewed this property |
About an hour,sometimes a little more