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Kents Cavern

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

My wife and I decided to go for a day trip with our son (who is 1). When we got there the lady... read more

Reviewed yesterday
steven p
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Great day out

I visited Kent’s cavern this week with family members including young children it was a really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DevonJanners
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tour guide” (245 reviews)
“woodland trail” (54 reviews)
“cave system” (42 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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"tour guide"
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"woodland trail"
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"cave system"
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"well worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
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"gift shop"
in 106 reviews
"all ages"
in 102 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 28 reviews
"adults and children"
in 35 reviews
"sense of humour"
in 31 reviews
"value for money"
in 83 reviews
"car park"
in 72 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 47 reviews
"well worth the money"
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"cream tea"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I decided to go for a day trip with our son (who is 1). When we got there the lady behind the counter was very friendly and welcoming to us all. As it was a Friday during term time we were the...More

Thank steven p
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Kent’s cavern this week with family members including young children it was a really exciting experience .we were greeted by enthusiastic staff who made us feel welcome .we joined the tour which was informative but kept light for all ages .we then had...More

Thank DevonJanners
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Kent’s Cavern while on holiday and sometimes unsure about this sort of thing and if it’s going to be worth the money. But we were not disappointed at all! The tour lasted about an hour, but we were not rushed around. So was...More

Thank bec0106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the amazing Kents Cavern and went on a tour with lovely Sancha. She interacted really well with both the children and the adults pn the tour and brought the cavern to life for everyone. We found the tour very interesting and informative and...More

Thank wendyhawkins40
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on Saturday. Easy to find and with a modest sized car park immediately outside the entrance. Annoyingly, its not a free car park (are there any left in Devon anymore?) and its £2 to park for up to 4 hours. Inside there is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we have English Heritage membership we got in for half price. Otherwise I’d say it’s expensive for what you get. It’s very interesting and fairly unique but it only takes 30 minutes at most (guided tours only). TIP: park in the road for free...More

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a tour on Friday the 6th and we had Ellie as our guide. She was excellent! Great knowledge interacting with the children on the tour just a great host.....made our visit perfect thank you.

Thank TipsySocialite
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rang before purchasing online tickets to gather information about best deals, the gentleman on the phone was ever so helpful. We decided which tickets to buy, we went and we had an excellent time. Great snack while waiting for our tour to commence and...More

Thank elena s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Caverns previously, and both our 10yo and 15yo (who has ADHD) actually asked to visit again this year David, our guide certainly was both knowledgeable and entertaining throughout, and our 10yo Keane bonded well with David, and there was plenty...More

Thank DavidHutchings
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time in the caves. The caves are huge, incredibly interesting and beautiful. Simon, our guide, was funny and interesting. It was a good experience and we would recommend

Thank LorraineT43
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Leah J
6 April 2018|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I have 2 dogs of my own.... This is not the sort of practical place to take them.
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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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