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Kents Cavern

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

This was amazing ! A very different type of attraction. Ollie our guide was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LORNA68
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Brilliant

The guide was very informative and quite funny. Kept everyone entertained the whole time. We had... read more

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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tour guide” (249 reviews)
“woodland trail” (56 reviews)
“cave system” (43 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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"excellent tour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
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"gift shop"
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"all ages"
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"interesting visit"
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"adults and children"
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"sense of humour"
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"value for money"
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"car park"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was amazing ! A very different type of attraction. Ollie our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the caves and even stayed professional with all the young kids that were running about and talking loudly ! That would be my only complaint! Kids...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The guide was very informative and quite funny. Kept everyone entertained the whole time. We had to wait 15 minutes to get in but this was filled with some gem hunting which the kids loved. The cavern is very accessible and the kids loved it....More

Thank Fergus R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting you have to go on a tour in a group but not a problem, I use oxygen so was a little worried but they were very reassuring and helpful. We'll worth spending a little time in the lovely restaurant

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very pleasant tour under ground. Clever and knowledgeable guide made the tour very interesting. Put development of man-kind in perspective from super continent Pangaea up till today. A lot to learn about pre-historic animals, development of human species, formation of the cave system and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Caves were cool (literally) on a hot day or a wet day this would be great! Our Guide (Simon I think) was really pleasent and had great knowledge. Afterwards we went to the Cafe - bargain of the year... Cream Tea with 2 big scones...More

1  Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been to Kents before (many years ago for a ghost tour) but was visiting this time in the day with my 2 yr old. We pre-booked an afternoon tea and tour from the website (saved a couple of £) Tour lasts just under 1...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there with two of my friends today. It was such a nice and informative guided tour. We've learned a lot about the caves and the history of animals and humans who have been living there. Also impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Thank Erik K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the ghost walk with a group all up for a good time, but as we left (and always via the gift shop!) the collective feeling was ‘was that it?’ The tour lasted 45 mins. The actors were brilliant - interacted well with the group...More

Thank southdevonfoodie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit disappointed with how small the cave actually was and that most of the 1 hour time inside is spent on.... listening to the pilot. Not that the stories and information isn't interesting - it's just I'd much rather walk and look...More

Thank hanna89304
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide was awesome. He really was sweet and entertaining. The cave itself was not that big but it was nicely presented.

Thank Susanne T
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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
2 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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