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Kents Cavern

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great tour guide

Alan, the tour guide had a thorough knowledge of his subject. Nice to have an attraction open on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Wedding venue

I visited with my daughter in law to be to see if she fancied it for her wedding. The guide was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie S
Paignton, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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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 3 days ago

Alan, the tour guide had a thorough knowledge of his subject. Nice to have an attraction open on sunday and weatherproof. The tour is about an hour and there is a nice cafe too with small shop. Also a natural trail is outside. Parking available...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my daughter in law to be to see if she fancied it for her wedding. The guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and even his jokes were good ! We shall visit again with their wedding coordinator nearer the time. Caves were gorgeous.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide, David, I think was great, educated and had fun at the same time, explains how the caves were formed and the history of occupation by animals, and us human types. Well worth the visit, good cafe there, and a smallish shop. Fair amount...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well - I didn’t expect that! What a great visit. The caves themselves were interesting to see - I’d say less impressive than some in Cheddar; definitely better than Wookey Hole. However, the guide was tremendous (ours was David). The difference with this tour is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GandC_S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very fun and informative tour, lasted about an hour, cost 12L per adult, had a great flatbread pizza while we waited. The ladies who work there were super friendly and helpful- definitely recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cave tour. This is a must see while in Torquay. The guide was excellent. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Torquay.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating story of early archeology. Our guide was Dave and he was excellent. Good mix of facts and witty comments.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place to go & visit for all ages. Learning about the caves that have been there for many years & the history of who & what lived & worked there. The guide is very good @ explaining & telling the story of things that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nina846
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought this would pass an hour, but not be anything new. I was wrong. Can only see via a tour, which is informative and paced right, not too slow. Interesting facts. Guide keen and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Virginnia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were only 4 of us in the tour group which was nice as we had a much more personal tour with Dave*(terrible with names but mostly sure that's his name... I know it wasn't Amy!) We had a great time and our tour guide...More

Date of experience: March 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