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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Good, more interesting for young teens

Overall Kents Cavern is a good place to go if you're looking for something to do for an hour or so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Livvy1999
Stunning site, slightly disappointing presentation

The caves are visually stunning and the story of their formation and prehistoric human and animal... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tony 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 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 good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“tour guide” (239 reviews)
“woodland trail” (52 reviews)
“cave system” (37 reviews)
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Overall Kents Cavern is a good place to go if you're looking for something to do for an hour or so in Devon. The caves themselves are really interesting and the tours are very informative and do include children of all ages. However, I personally...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The caves are visually stunning and the story of their formation and prehistoric human and animal occupants is truly impressive. The nearly one hour tour is informative for those with intellectual curiosity, but is balanced by a broad attempt at entertainment making it more Channel...More

Thank Tony F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited this attraction on the recommendation of a friend. We were certainly not disappointed. It is different to anything else in Torquay. The visit was both enjoyable and informative about the history of our species. The tour guide was excellent and...More

Thank Julian G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a terrific guide, went into detail about the varied.animals.that lived in the prehistoric caverns. Both neanderthal and modern man now seem to have Co-existed and used these caverns as shelter and to hunt for food where bears, hyenas, and other large mammals like mammoth...More

Thank BadgerGT
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited kents cavern yesterday and really enjoyed it. We went on the 12:30 tour and our guide was called Elliott. He was a brilliant guide and was very informative and made it exciting for the children on the tour by getting them involved. He...More

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

Thank you - please do come again!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit , nice views and lots of interesting things. Gift shop is cheap that’s what is good cause most of the places gift shops is a bit expensive. Just a shame couldn’t really enjoyed the tour as small kids was screaming around...More

Thank Ingridukas59
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for coming. Come back and visit us again sometime.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kent's cavern was fascinating, it was great to learn of so much history. I would love to go back if I am ever in the area again. Such a hidden gem!

Thank Beccaf2
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. Please do visit us again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caves in Torquay.... yep, I was sceptical as well! How wrong I was!! I’m no historian, I’m not aware of the history Torquay has to offer and I live here. What an experience this was, the rich history surrounding Kent’s cavern lets your history run...More

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

Thanks Jon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

James was a entertaining and informative guide he involved all ages in the talk. I His enthusiasm for his subject was obvious and made for an interesting afternoon.

Thank susanU1680UN
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think for the admission price Kent Caverns offers good value for money. We had Mahira (sorry if the spelling is wrong) as our tour guide. The tour lasted about an hour and you got to go around the entire cave and hear the interesting...More

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

We're glad you had a great time with Mahera (sorry for the bad jokes).

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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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Rhian413
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
No i don't think they allow dogs. sorry
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