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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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awesome adventure

we went at halloween it was a special , Oh my goodness it was such fun they organised a very spooky... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jill L
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Goffy Newcastle

Smashing day at the caves me & my wife enjoyed the day Alfie the tour guide was very informative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael G
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tour guide” (245 reviews)
“woodland trail” (54 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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"rainy day"
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"all ages"
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"interesting visit"
in 28 reviews
"adults and children"
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"sense of humour"
in 31 reviews
"value for money"
in 83 reviews
"car park"
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"great place to visit"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

we went at halloween it was a special , Oh my goodness it was such fun they organised a very spooky fun night it was great I wouldnt spoil it by elaborating , but its well worth going you will have fun ! interesting guided...More

Thank Jill L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Smashing day at the caves me & my wife enjoyed the day Alfie the tour guide was very informative & added humour into the tour would recommend it for a day out

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day at the caves, david was a brilliant person showing us round and giving good information. Really recommend families to go. Not bad prices either!

Thank Ellie R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always seem to find some caves when on holiday and this didnt disappoint. This is the first one I have been to with special laid floor so it was very clean on the shoes I didn't need wellies. David was our tour guide and...More

Thank Vikki D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Kent’s Cavern today, reasonable price, Excellent tour, our tour guide Dave was knowledgeable and kept the groups interest, fascinating looking back through this time capsule of our prehistoric selves. Booked the tour with the Cream Tea extra, definitely worth the money, the scones and...More

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hour long tour around the caves with David (our tour guide) was amazing; so informative and great value for money. We added a cream tea onto our package, which included: 2 scones, a choice of tea or coffee alongside jam and cream. Well worth...More

Thank Lewis M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cavern on Sunday 12 May. We got there early and had a drink in the cafe. It was very reasonably priced and looking at the extensive menu thought it looked good value for money but didn't actually stay to eat. The staff...More

Thank Tammie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves and the story behind it is really impressive, however you have to go round in a guided tour which you’re only given an hour, I wish we could’ve done it in our own time and spent longer looking and taking photos.

Thank Nicole V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you’re out and about in Torquay and the weather is doing what it usually does in Britain there’s really not many choices as to what to do here. But as we were finished in the model village and had some time to kill before...More

Thank D L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking to show my friend from Oxford and his girlfriend an interesting local day out, so we set off for Kent’s cavern, along with my 4 yr old son. Our tour guide, Simon, was superb, lots of fun facts and lots of fun...More

Thank jonthemagnet
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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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