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Review of Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern
Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 and grounds outside are great for a nice break/snackstop after..will go again

Thank richard c
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5*'s!

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"sense of humour"
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"great visit"
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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
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks!

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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 here.

Thank naomi m
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming.

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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 trail to follow and a gem search..Caves are quite interesting but could have been presented more seriously
Guy who took us around has been doing it for too long and it showed.
I wasn’t impressed when he poked fun at my autistic grandson upsetting him.
it’s expensive for a one hour attraction but perhaps worth doing the once .

1  Thank wendy e
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 your grandson, perhaps you might want to email us or phone us so we can investigate this further - this is not the message we want to get across at all.

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Reviewed 5 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
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks!

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