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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Family Holiday to Devon

A wonderful place to visit. I learnt so much and the tour guide provided an informative session... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rob M
Bday celebration

Another great day. Very intetesting tour guide. The cave is much bigger but we can visit about a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chrisandchantal
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tour guide” (247 reviews)
“woodland trail” (56 reviews)
“cave system” (42 reviews)
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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+44 1803 215136
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful place to visit. I learnt so much and the tour guide provided an informative session with varied approach to cater for the mix group of adults and children. A must see place to visit!

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another great day. Very intetesting tour guide. The cave is much bigger but we can visit about a third of it.

Thank chrisandchantal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fab place to visit! Great knowledge of the guides even when quizzed on the caves. Great coffee room on entry with spectacular views overlooking Torquay. This is a great one for the kids in the holidays keeping them entertained for quite a while.(and...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Kents Cavern with a group of friends and I enjoyed the little tour. First, I was sceptical and thought what should they tell me what I not yet know from history courses. But I was surprised in the end. We had a...More

Thank Romina A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were unsure how well the tour would go down with our 9 year old son, but Tom the guide was brilliant throughout. So informative and kept it just right for the kids too.

Thank Woodette
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here on 06 June; we had David as our tour guide who was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. We both really enjoyed the history, the tour and the time scale of the event. My favourite part was the shell-burners and...More

Thank JoyandSadness
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great time we had. Visiting this hidden underground kingdom of caves. Breathtaking views of thousands of years ago. Our guide David was superb. Detailed explanations of all aspects of the caves with a little humour made for a great tour. All we can...More

Thank Distaste
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place really is a must see, it will not disappoint. I booked our tickets online as it was cheaper, it also gave an option to book a cream tea which was a £1 cheaper than buying directly from the cafe. On arrival I gave...More

Thank Nikki1274
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got lots of info and very interesting demonstrations by the guide, ( a candle in a seashell), there is a small exhibit at the end, the children were fascinated, absolutely worth it.

Thank anjamarkus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to Kents Cavern. Enjoyed it very much and I saw different elements that I missed the first time. The staff are friendly and helpful plus our guide was very knowledgeable in the cavern throughout our tour. A real pleasure. We had a...More

Thank Lesley G
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Leah J
6 April 2018|
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Response from DizzyDi33 | Reviewed this property |
I would not have thought that the dogs would be allowed down the caves
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Tania S
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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