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Kents Cavern

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

My partner and I visited Kents Cavern last week and what an amazing experience!!!! We loved every... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ali_lew_90
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Tipton, United Kingdom
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Fun for everyone

Really interesting and fun (you don't need kids to enjoy this one), Our guide Dave was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BewilderedObserver
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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, 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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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I visited Kents Cavern last week and what an amazing experience!!!! We loved every minute!!! Our tour guide Ollie was phenomenal and a fantastic guide!!! The geology and his knowledge just blew us away!! We had such a fabb day! The caves...More

Thank ali_lew_90
Reviewed yesterday

Really interesting and fun (you don't need kids to enjoy this one), Our guide Dave was very amusing and knowledgable - jokes for the kids and adults :-)

Thank BewilderedObserver
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took 4 children aged 6 to 10 and they had a great time. We all found out things we didn't know, adults too, while enjoying the tour in the caves. Children were encouraged to answer questions and take part in being a tour guide...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was really looking forward to this visit but was very disappointed with the tour guide who kept on cracking stupid jokes. By the way, don't bother with the 'Ghost tour' in the evening which was complete waste of money. Absolutely pathetic. £80 wasted

Thank keystonekop2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really interesting caves to walk around, very knowledgeable staff. Felt it was a bit pricey, but worth it. Kids (7&3) loved it.

Thank beanie999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paul, our guide, was funny and entertaining for all. One down side is that you don't get to see 100 % of the caves and don't get time alone to take pictures. You stay with the group the whole time but it is informative and...More

Thank Keeley S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the caverns with my daughter and had a fantastic time. The tour was one of the most informative and fun I have experienced anywhere; hats off to David the tour guide. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and amazing features, good for young children to learn. Worth the entrance fee .good couple hrs from start to finish

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm furious!! Been eating carrots all fortnight as prep for these caves and turns out they have lighting down there. How is this so highly rated on TripAdvisor? It was decent enough I suppose but I just felt like the tour wasn't technical / scientific...More

Thank Bwatsweeds
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Smaller then expected. Very interesting and tour guide Katie was brilliant. Kids got to join in and anything that might have been scary was explained before hand. A little more expensive then I would have liked to pay but overall nice afternoon

Thank cmay22
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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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Andy C
16 June 2017|
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Response from Meg D |
While the visitor centre has wheel chair access, the caves themselves are not accessible unfortunately. They don't allow wheelchairs in the cave as it gets too narrow and there are also steps on the route, making the tour... More
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