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Kents Cavern

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Half term fun

Visited for half term fun. Our daughter was given a voucher after going with school. The entrance... read more

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Educating visit

Went there today with our 10 year old grandson. A good attraction and very interesting to hear... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Catherine F
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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 (except Christmas Day) for guide tours, 7 days a week...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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 great guide 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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited for half term fun. Our daughter was given a voucher after going with school. The entrance is just up from the car park and has easy access. You enter through main doors where there is a warm welcome from staff. Entrance is payable at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dylsemms
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there today with our 10 year old grandson. A good attraction and very interesting to hear about the use of the caves from the stone age on. Very beautiful in places too. Our guide was lovely (sorry but cannot remember her name as it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in the area, this is the place to visit! So much fun and very informative, our guide had lots to say and kept our attention the whole way around. Take care if you have anyone who struggles with walking as it can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 17carriea
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a miserable day in February, so we thought we would investigate Kent’s Cavern. Well worth a visit. A really interesting place to spend a few hours. The colours and rock formations are amazing, and the tour guide (Chloe) was very knowledgeable and extremely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 79allanh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the trip great place only downfall is that the restaurant opens at 9.00 the caverns are listed opening time is 10.00 but the tour does not start till 11.00 and you can't go into the caverns without the tour, so don't get there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wally H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing journey through the caves, presented by an excellent tour guide! The Devonian caves were well explained for all ages and knowledges. All facts seemed correct to me (I'm an undergrad geology student). I loved how there were artefacts on display before hand and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lucky6269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a totally random find for us, as we were discussing visiting Wookey Hole on the way home from Torquay, and our hotel's owner recommended the local Kents Cavern. Taking his advice, we walked the 20 mins or so uphill to the Cavern, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mister P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend earlier this week. We both really enjoyed the caves. The tour guide David was brilliant, he included everybody in the group, funny and he dealt really well with crying children. Would definitely recommend!! Went to the cafe after but for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hk881
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All i can say is fantastic. The tour was great. The tour guide was really nice. They also have a cafe and gift shop. You can also eat outside if the weather is nice. I would defiantly pay the a visit. Also very educational.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 64rach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe was pleasant but uninspired and the gift shop generic without much reference to the nature of the attraction. So we were not wholly surprised by the rather pedestrian delivery of the narrative during the tour. The story is focused on the use of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
2 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
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