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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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We visited here on Sunday late morning and took the 12.00 tour with Dave the guide. He was very informative and funny. It was a fascinating experience and we all thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here on Sunday late morning and took the 12.00 tour with Dave the guide. He was very informative and funny. It was a fascinating experience and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The caverns are full of history and pre history and it is all explained well. There were children in the tour and Dave made sure they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. The caverns are facinating, and out guide (David) was brilliant. The caverns are not gimmicky or decked out theme park style, they allow you to see what nature has done (over thousands and thousands of years) and what has been found by those who dug out the caverns. Very enjoyable, very interesting and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour guide Ollie did a great job fielding the numerous and unpredictable questions of our 4-year-old son.

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Thank Adrian R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tours are at set times so check before you go. Once started the tour is very good with a light-hearted commentary that is packed with historical facts.

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england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant arrived early with grandson and was shown around by Alan who is a gem,we had a sneaky peek at caves to see if would be ok and were thrilled to see bats,grandson was so happy.Tour was excellent learnt alot and my grandson was given a torch to lead the way .Would return . Tour guide made it for us... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit, but a little difficult to find if using public transport. Once there, good guided tour if a little tricky with a wheelchair, but can be expected due to the layout of the place. Not as big visitor centre as imagined. Overall a good visit.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The caves were lovely but what made the tour more interesting was Alan our guide his knowledge kept you interested and he also involved the children which was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a 3 year old and a 11 year old. Leave the world behind for a fascinating guided tour. Massive caves and not to claustrophobic. not a full day out by any means so plan as morning of afternoon trip. would 100% recommend it.

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wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide, Steve was really good, informative and humourous. I learnt a lot together with having a great time. Excellent value for money.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting guided tour of prehistoric caves. Lots of things to see, including stalagmites and stalactites, as well as embedded fossils. Very atmospherically lighted so you can see everything as the guide explains it. There is a very nice cafe and souvenir shop and easy parking right outside. Well worth a visit, particularly in inclement weather.

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