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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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Having lived in South Devon for thirty years we finally made our first visit to Kents Cavern... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nick w
Totnes, United Kingdom
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Brilliant Couples Experience

We did the couples cave experience and it was wonderful - the guide was so enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, 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
+44 1803 215136
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All reviews tour guide woodland trail cave system excellent tour well worth a visit rainy day gift shop all ages interesting place to visit sense of humour adults and children value for money car park cream tea couple of hours caves alan
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having lived in South Devon for thirty years we finally made our first visit to Kents Cavern yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s always easy to ignore things on your doorstep! The cave system is extensive and full of impressive rock formations, Our guide David...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the couples cave experience and it was wonderful - the guide was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. My partner and I have done a few cave tours, but this was definitely one of the best - there were lots of cool effects used!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good, nice trip and knowledge about caves. Really interesting with a great guide. Quiet location in the tea room.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant tour, our guide was excellent, although I can't remember her name lol, she was funny and very informative, she pointed out loads of interesting things we may not have seen had she not been there. The cafe that is linked is not to expensive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst holidaying in Torquay we decided to take the Kents Cavern tour. It was a wonderful experience with a great guide, very informative and a great way to spend a morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rm80
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 547Fran
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HandyAndy38
Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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
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