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Kents Cavern

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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underground in Torquay

been to other caves but this was the best guide made it very interesting and was knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melksham, United Kingdom
Great Tour, engaging and interesting

We have lived near Plymouth for 20 years, and had not heard of Kents Cavern until our son went on a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 (except Christmas Day) for guide tours, 7 days a week...more
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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All reviews tour guide woodland trail cave system excellent tour well worth a visit rainy day gift shop all ages interesting place to visit sense of humour adults and children value for money car park cream tea couple of hours caves alan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

been to other caves but this was the best guide made it very interesting and was knowledgeable bought the caves to life nice cafe priced right

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travel799557
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have lived near Plymouth for 20 years, and had not heard of Kents Cavern until our son went on a school trip there. He loved it so much, that he insisted we took him again, only a few weeks later. The tour of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank finne703
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting and the caves were lovely colours. Showed us skulls and other tools etc but in the dark part so difficult to see properly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a great place to go anytime of the year as they often have themed events. great cafe and shop and REALLY good caves and it's well worth going at Christmas as they really push the boat out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Seaside824457
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best places we have taken the kids to see Santa, kids loved the sing songs at a couple places and the walk through with the changing characters, Santa was special when he greeted the children and then seen them individually at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 347barryk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in South Devon for thirty years we finally made our first visit to Kents Cavern yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s always easy to ignore things on your doorstep! The cave system is extensive and full of impressive rock formations, Our guide David...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nick w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the couples cave experience and it was wonderful - the guide was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. My partner and I have done a few cave tours, but this was definitely one of the best - there were lots of cool effects used!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oliviajfrost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good, nice trip and knowledge about caves. Really interesting with a great guide. Quiet location in the tea room.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dariusz K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant tour, our guide was excellent, although I can't remember her name lol, she was funny and very informative, she pointed out loads of interesting things we may not have seen had she not been there. The cafe that is linked is not to expensive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndyKim2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst holidaying in Torquay we decided to take the Kents Cavern tour. It was a wonderful experience with a great guide, very informative and a great way to spend a morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 April 2018|
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Response from Ro d | Reviewed this property |
From their website the answer is no. "Registered Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Disability Support Dogs, Medical Assistance Dogs, Disability Assistance Dogs and Seizure Alert Dogs are permitted to... More
2 February 2018|
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Response from tarabeacroft | Property representative |
Yes. You can take even babies into the caves. Be aware that there is a sound and light show at the beginning of the tour and a brief moment darkness. Tour guides are well trained to look after and entertain children as well... More
stephanie s
12 September 2017|
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Response from Keith N | Reviewed this property |
I agree with te other comments but woan uld add that it is a cave with rocky floors. they can be uneven and wet and sloppy. The staff are helpful but only you know your own capabilities it can be a risk. I suggest you talk... More