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Kents Cavern

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Insightful and Interesting.

We came to Torquay for a long weekend and knew we couldn't miss out on a tour of the famous caves... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Samarajaynemartin
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Love a good cave visit! This will not disappoint! Council owned car park so remember to pay :(

Lovely shop and restaurant. Toilets very clean. Had an excellent guide who was extremely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rm80
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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 days ago via mobile

We came to Torquay for a long weekend and knew we couldn't miss out on a tour of the famous caves. We didn't get the tour guides name but he gave a very interesting tour and filled the hour with interesting facts and jokes. We...More

Thank Samarajaynemartin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely shop and restaurant. Toilets very clean. Had an excellent guide who was extremely knowledgeable on the caves. The caves are not huge but are well worth a visit to learn how they were excavated and what has been found.

Thank rm80
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my granddaughter here not knowing if she would be scared or not being underground. Quite the contrary she loved it. The children are given a fact sheet and have to mark off animals as we go through the caves. The stalactites and stalagmites...More

Thank 547Fran
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are fascinating they ooze history and we try to go at least once a year. Don’t forget to pay for parking - it’s not free like most attractions.

Thank HandyAndy38
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great tour experience through these impressive caves, our tour guide was knowledgable and fun and the small group size made it a nice intimate experience. Lovely cuppa in the cafe afterwards too!

Thank vhuntley109
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now I love the movie the descent and since watching it I’ve not gone in any cave as I’m convinced cave creatures will eat me. However me and Mr B were in Torquay and decided to visit the caves. I was proper 💩 myself. Nothing...More

Thank Beckston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an interesting day out. Its not for everyone but you learn alot. I didnt realise how big the cave was until we visited this year.

Thank soph511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from kents cavern where we had my daughter Rosie's 8th birthday party. It was brilliant .....Derry was our guide and host she was amazing along with rest of the team. Really friendly welcome when we arrived, children got kitted out with their...More

Thank zoogirl1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be Indiana Jones for a day, learn about the dawn of history and maybe spot some skulls! A great winter adventure without freezing, because the temperature underground stays surprisingly warm, and the cafe has nice hot chocolates too. Also, Agatha Christie has been there!

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyable tour, which takes around 45 minutes. The caves were interesting and the tour guide was really good - funny and very informative. The caves are a contact 14 Celsius, so take appropriate clothes - even on a warm day. The gift shop...More

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33leahj
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
3 February 2018|
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Response from tarabeacroft | 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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