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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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A-maz-ing

These caves are stunning. The guide was brilliant and had a great sense of humour. The information... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Citytraveller38
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London, United Kingdom
Informative.....

Very interesting visit, which began promptly, led by a very knowledgable and humourous guide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NC2181
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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These caves are stunning. The guide was brilliant and had a great sense of humour. The information he gave us about the caves was very informative and interesting. Would highly recommend a visit here.

Thank Citytraveller38
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting visit, which began promptly, led by a very knowledgable and humourous guide. Recommended........

Thank NC2181
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad to hear it.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour! Really enjoyed our day! :-) our your guide david was lovely had some humour which always makes things a little more fun !

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

We're really pleased you enjoyed your tour with David.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was a bit dubious about the whole 'going underground ' thing but believe me, I enjoyed every minute. Our guide David made the whole experience so enjoyable. He was full of interesting facts and with his added humour made the visit so worthwhile. I...More

Thank vy54
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, it's always great to get people underground.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a fun and interesting time here. The tour is about an hour underground with easy walking. The guide Dave (or was it Amy) was informative and entertaining particularly with his lurid descriptions of the animals that at one time inhabited the caves. Not too...More

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

Thank you for this review... we think ;)

Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to do the "Tourist " thing & visited Kents Cavern -- what a suprise it is a very large underground cave system & a super visit to an underground wonder, the cave system is quite large & our visit was very informative &...More

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

Thank you Nigel, we're always pleased to hear people enjoyed themselves.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Last went there as a child on a family holiday. Now a pensioner, husband and I went whilst staying in Torquay. Really good tour. I was a slightly anxious as I can get a tiny bit claustrophobic, but our guide was so cheerful and informative...More

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

Really glad you enjoyed the tour, our guides aren't bad are they :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have visited Kent's Caverns and 2nd time was as good as first time. The tour is informative but also funny adults and children would both enjoy this.

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

Thanks, hopefully we'll see you for a 3rd time, sometime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating tour. Not too long, about 45 min, but very informative. The guide, I forget his name, made it a really interesting tour. He told us lots about the part of the cave system we stopped at, the history of what had been found,...More

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

Thank you for coming.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Adults and children will enjoy the guide led tour of these caves. The caves are very accessible compared to other caves we have visited with lighting throughout and a relatively flat floor. The guide was very funny and kept everyone entertained. The prices are a...More

Thank adam201781
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback.

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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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Rhian413
14 August 2017|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
No i don't think they allow dogs. sorry
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Paulinec707
2 July 2017|
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Response from lynnedann | Reviewed this property |
Yes their were preschool children . It does go pitch black at times though so as long as they don't mind the dark
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