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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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To be honest we thought we would have gone deeper into the caves as it looked huge from outside but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BristolExplorer69
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Bristol
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very good place to visit ,if you like to see what is happing underground, and how cave people used... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
steve45con
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To be honest we thought we would have gone deeper into the caves as it looked huge from outside but this was still a facinating insight into the caves history. Our guide was informative and made our visit fun. You spend around an hour or...More

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

Thanks for coming. Unfortunately the caves are very deep - it's just the way they naturally formed. But they do have an awesome story. We're glad you enjoyed the guided tour. :)

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Reviewed 3 days ago

very good place to visit ,if you like to see what is happing underground, and how cave people used to live

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

Thanks. Hope you have a good holiday.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed in Torquay for four days, i drove up the hill and not far from town. The whole tour within an hour. Not very big cavern. Been to Height of Abraham Matlock Bath, where have two caverns. I felt more to explore in Matlock bath's...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Although we're not the biggest cave, we do have an incredible history of three different species of humans inhabiting the caves as well as amazing Ice Age animals. We think that this awesome story makes the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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!

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

Thanks - hope you had a great holiday.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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

Thanks for coming along.

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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

Thanks for visiting.

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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

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

Thanks for coming :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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

Thanks for the 5*'s

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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

Thank you! Total darkness is an experience isn't it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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

Thank you for this great review :D

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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
3 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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