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Kents Cavern

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A fun hour in a cool cave

This is an entertaining family outing, informative and fun. The caverns and are nice and cool and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JSManchesterUK
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Amazing time with two 8 year olds and 3 year old

I really wanted to visit, but at first my boys weren't sure but straight away the tour was fun and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
naomi m
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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 4 weeks ago

This is an entertaining family outing, informative and fun. The caverns and are nice and cool and so good on a hot day!

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

Thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to visit, but at first my boys weren't sure but straight away the tour was fun and engaging and we all loved ot, can't rate the tour highly enough, lots of fun, laughs and sharing information with all ages, great day spent...More

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

Thanks for coming.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took 2 grandchildren st the end of holidays for a treat and to learn something about early history. Thank goodness for the extra outside activities for the children which made the difference as the cave visit was pretty average. There was spear throwing , a...More

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

Thank you for your review. We do feel that the we take the importance of the caves very seriously and try to train our guides to portray this. The guides, try to present this in a way that is accessible for everyone. In reference to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good day out very interesting to see nicely tucked in within the houses nice walk to it from Torquay.

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

Thanks!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice centre, tucked away amongst houses in a suburban area. Our guide was very funny, charming, & fascinating to listen to. Sorry sir I don’t remember your name. The caves are amazing & so well presented. They are safe & easy to walk, no...More

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

Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit here during a rainy day on holiday. When we arrived, we were told the next tour was in 45 mins so we decided to look at the woodland trail whilst we waited. This consisted of a few information boards fitted around about...More

Thank hillfam17
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our excellent guide, Alan, today on our visit was very knowledgeable & also made it fun & interesting for everyone. Well worth a visit if in the area. Car parking very reasonable at £2. We had drinks & cake in the cafe before the tour.

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

Thanks for coming.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This is the first place we visited on our hols & with the weather forecast threatening rain looked for something suitable. Some of the reviews on here were quite negative & having visited various caves over the years wasn’t expecting much, however I needn’t have...More

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

Thank you.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Cavern was excellent and interesting and the tour guide was lovely, friendly and informative. The cafe looked lovely but we weren't hanging around. But the service, I grabbed a quick cup of coffee before the tour, was mixed. The woman who made my (I...More

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

Thank you for your review! Sorry about the confusion. It is correct that drinks/food aren't allow into the caves for conservation purposes. We should of made you a new coffee when you exited the caves instead so apologies for that.

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Fascinating history - the tour is well worth it. The new Firestone Kitchen is extremely well presented and the food is good - especially like their special flatbreads. KC is also located close to a popular beach and local woodland walks, so makes for a...More

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

Thank you very much.

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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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