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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Excellent

Great value experience. The guide was informative and funny, the cavern was amazing, All staff... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jo-Anne S
Such a giggle & I learnt something?!

I was dead excited to see the caves and I wasn't sure what to expect on the tour. So we couldn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KimWhite135
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great value experience. The guide was informative and funny, the cavern was amazing, All staff were helpful and very friendly. Would recommend.

Thank Jo-Anne S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was dead excited to see the caves and I wasn't sure what to expect on the tour. So we couldn't have been happier to get Maheera as our guide. She made us all giggle and got us all involved. It made us smile and...More

Thank KimWhite135
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow. This is a lovely review, we're sure Mahera will be pleased with your comments. Many thanks.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely attraction caves are pretty. Tour guide was very funny and informative and attentive to all visitors. Loved the jokes old but funny. In the caves for about an hour for the tour.

Thank tracy f
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you - we agree the caves are lovely, we're glad you share our sentiments!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kents cavern was a wonder guide tour. My young son aged 7 was a little worried when the lights went out at the start of the tour, so our tour guide Alan made the point to speak to my son and told him he had...More

Thank Fearboo
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review - we're so glad you and your son enjoyed your tour around the cave with Alan.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Really interesting tour and quite a bit to see onsite. The café looks good, but we didn't use it on this occasion. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, I think her name was Mahira ? (sorry if that's wrong) Recommended for a couple...More

Thank Tony R
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming Tony - we really appreciate your review.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Tour guide was funny and informative . Fascinating history of cave dwellers be it human or animal.. Would definitely go back again

Thank maggsDundee
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks! We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a rainy day Kents Cavern was a fantastic hour underground. Our guide Alan was knowledgeable and quirky. He was courteous and really involved both adults and children. He moved through the complex at a good pace but without rushing us. At points he shut...More

Thank amberleyman
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Cheers for coming! We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Alan.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a well maintained decent attraction. The only piece of advice is make sure you know the timings so that you don't waste time hanging around waiting for the next tour - we have to wait for about 40 minutes.

Thank drpete7
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for a five star review! Tours varying during the time of year and increase during the holidays.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting to look round and good guide. The outdoor section/walk was also good. Not for young children - it is dark and slippery.

Thank Sarah H
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Also the caves are dark, we do encourage visits from all ages.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent time here during a rainy afternoon. The tour took about 1 hour. The tour guide, Alan was very informative and had witty stories to tell as well as good information on the cavern itself.

Thank karenhandley16
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming we're glad you enjoyed your tour with Alan.

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Paulinec707
2 July 2017|
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Response from lynnedann | Reviewed this property |
Yes their were preschool children . It does go pitch black at times though so as long as they don't mind the dark
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Andy C
15 June 2017|
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Response from Meg D |
While the visitor centre has wheel chair access, the caves themselves are not accessible unfortunately. They don't allow wheelchairs in the cave as it gets too narrow and there are also steps on the route, making the tour... More
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anerlie
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.
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