Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kents Cavern is Britain's Oldest known prehistoric home. You are led by a guide through a labyrinth of undergound natural passages used by humankind for thousands of years. Neanderthals and the very first Britons occupied the caves. Here Victorian explorers combined geological time and fossil remains to reveal the antiquity of humanity. Open daily for guided tours. See natural caverns, amazing formations, remains of mammoth, woolly rhino, sabre-toothed cats. There is an Ice Age woodland trail quest, shop and restaurant with views over the Ilsham Valley. Located in Torquay, birth place of Agatha Christie, the caves are part of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, 1.5kms from Torquay Harbour, close to the South West Coast Path. The caves inspired writers like Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter and more recently folk-horror writer Adam Nevill. Perfect on any day all ,year. Onine pre-booking highly recommended to visit these popular Devon caves.
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Michael F
8 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We did the tour of the caves today and it was amazing. We’d been before with the kids at Christmas but the tour provided further insight and information into the history which was fascinating. The guide was brilliant; he was really informative and had an appropriate sense of humour as we went round. Thoroughly recommend it..
Written 3 February 2023
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Olimad5476
Newton Abbot, UK10 contributions
Feb 2023
Amazing visit today lovely woman who toured us it was amazing

Thank you so much for all your hard work thank you
Written 1 February 2023
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Amanda H
Plano, TX476 contributions
Jul 2022
We stopped here on the way down to Brixham and really enjoyed the caverns. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us through the history of the area and formation of the caverns. Don't miss the woodland trail as that was a nice way to stretch our legs before our tour time. The cafe had decent prices for coffee, sandwiches and snacks. Tip: if you see a crowd of schoolchildren, buy tickets for later tour and explore the woodland trail while they're in the caverns!!
Written 29 January 2023
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OG_LANKS
Exeter, UK19 contributions
Oct 2022
Really interesting, our guide was Tom who was very entertaining and made the whole experience really enjoyable. The caves are a marvel and the tour is fairly priced.
Written 22 January 2023
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Heather N
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Jan 2023 • Family
Today we visited Kents Cavern with our 5 and 3 year olds. They absolutely loved it and the guide (Laurence) was brilliant. Really engaging and full of facts. He kept the children's attention the whole time. Slightly expensive to get in and you have to pay to park, adding to a costly day but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Written 22 January 2023
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Alison C
7 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
When I went to Kents Cavern with my class I learnt lots and lots about the Stone Age and it was lots of fun. This trip is good for people five and older. Other kids may not understand the information.

First our class did the Woodland Trail. It has lots of animals (plastic ones) with real facts about the animals!

Next we went went into Kents Cavern (the cave). Our tour guide told us lots of facts about Kents Cavern and the Stone Age.

Finally our class did artefact handling where we passed around things from the Stone Age (only the hand axes were from the Stone Age, everything else was a replica but they looked like the real thing!)

Have a nice trip!
Written 20 January 2023
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Jane L
Paignton, UK40 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
We have visited Kent’s Cavern on 2 occasions recently during December/January. Firstly the Santa Grotto which was so well put together the whole experience was amazing …highly recommended and excellent value for money.Today we took our 6 year Granddaughter to a guided tour who enjoyed every aspect of the visit from finding gems and animal bones / teeth etc in the sand to the interesting tour by Kev. Seeing the spectacular rock formations, the stalagmites and stalactites and the history of the animals and mankind who use to live in the caves many years ago. The cafe was lovely. The two ladies very friendly and helpful, food and drinks reasonably priced and tasty. So highly recommended to all. Many thanks Grace, Gran and Tin Tin!
Written 14 January 2023
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Soo1993
41 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Excellent tour. Kev was excellent at bringing the caves to life, providing information in an interesting manner and engaging with those on the tour . Lady on reception very friendly. There is a caveman mascot Cavog who could be brought to life more with souvenirs to buy etc. Lovely views from the cafe. Didn't have food so can't comment.
Written 14 January 2023
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AHassall
UK242 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Very interesting experience. Guided tours only. Great stories from the guide. Easy to get to - about 500 meters from the No 22 bus route. Nice cafe as well.
Written 12 January 2023
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Sarah F
London, UK42 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Really good tour by David of these fascinating caves. There were only 3 of us and it felt like a personal tour. Highly recommended if you like pre-history and geology.

Written 12 January 2023
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM