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Kents Cavern

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A thoroughly enjoyable tour

Did this in the ‘spur of the moment’ on the way back from a coastal walk. A lovely tour guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
200ckj
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Interesting history - takes about an hour and a half to look round

The guide - Dave - was very good and made it an interesting and worthwhile visit - worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yorkshirebird27
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North Yorkshire, 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...more
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this in the ‘spur of the moment’ on the way back from a coastal walk. A lovely tour guide, Mahera, took us around the caves, and was very knowledgable as she went. She explained everything thoroughly and clearly knew lots of information. The tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide - Dave - was very good and made it an interesting and worthwhile visit - worth visiting if you're in the area - look out for the special offers too - English Heritage members get a great discount.

Thank Yorkshirebird27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was very informative kept us interested with this hidden gem,there is a good cafe, and a garden walk, and a well stocked shop.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today the Riviera Royals Red Hat Ladies from Torquay visited Kents Cavern in Wells wood, Torquay. We started with a lovely lunch sat in the glorious sunshine outside. We joined a group after lunch and toured the caves. The tour lasted an hour and we...More

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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Red Hatters! We're glad you enjoyed your lunch and tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting Kents cavern definitely worth a visit. wear sensible footwear as it can be a bit slippery , saw a woman in flip flops and a man in normal shoes which were not sensible footwear for walking round a cave , the tour lasted...More

Thank JoanneO1077
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a look through here on a very wet day and it was great. The staff were lovely and our guide Mahira was really good. The prices were fair and it was well set out.

Thank JetSetterJim
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great tour, the tour guide Mahera was knowledgeable about the caves and made it fun including the groan inciting puns. The blackout section was very intesting. It was about the right length of time. The only criticism we had with the tour...More

Thank Anne E
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great day out, guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Tea room is nice, everything from cooked food, sandwiches and cake. Well worth a visit.

Thank Angie W
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! The tour of the caves was really informative - our guide made history come to life. The caves are lit imaginatively. The stories behind the initial excavation/discovery and subsequent finds are very interesting and thought provoking. Food and drinks in...More

Thank 235Alan
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while on holiday..I’ve been a few times myself but wanted to show my partner and kids the caverns,the Guide was fun and factual and great fun with the kids..the caves themselves are a wonder to see..amazing history and a great day out...the cafe...More

Thank richard c
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5*'s!

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Leah J
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
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TaniaS3202
2 February 2018|
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Response from Tara B | 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
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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
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