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Kents Cavern

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This place has never been somewhere I had thought about visiting. I’m so glad I did. The caves... read more

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gemmaa886
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Any weather attraction.

On the coast the weather can change day by day. Waking to rain is always a big 'downer' so you are... read more

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Michael S
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Watton, England, United Kingdom
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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
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has never been somewhere I had thought about visiting. I’m so glad I did. The caves were fascinating. Simon our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the history. His narrative was engrossing, and engaging for all levels of the group. The light show...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

On the coast the weather can change day by day. Waking to rain is always a big 'downer' so you are looking to get out and about. We found information about a local attraction Kents Cavern. Just a few minutes up the road , we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An interesting day out. Not for those who are clostaphobic or don't enjoy dark places. Highly interesting and worth the visit

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

Loved this place, especially in the hot weather!Took my Daughter here when she was over on a visit from Ireland.Very good guide as well very knowledgeable.And when the lights go out......

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ripclint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well presented tour and made interesting by the guide. A look back in history that’s 1000’s of years ago. Whatever the age a must visit when your in the area. Good cafe and shop as well as plenty of space. Highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Alank939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply magical!!!! A brilliant trip to see Santa with a wonderful message to children (and adults) about the importance of being kind. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. All those who that we met were friendly and helpful and it made my Christmas.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the first tour of the day, seemed the best time to go as when we came out it was getting very busy. The kids loved it, especially the bones & hearing all the stories, the guide was very knowledgable & very good at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JazmineD_13
Reviewed 12 December 2018

been to other caves but this was the best guide made it very interesting and was knowledgeable bought the caves to life nice cafe priced right

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Travel799557
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We have lived near Plymouth for 20 years, and had not heard of Kents Cavern until our son went on a school trip there. He loved it so much, that he insisted we took him again, only a few weeks later. The tour of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank finne703
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Interesting and the caves were lovely colours. Showed us skulls and other tools etc but in the dark part so difficult to see properly.

Date of experience: December 2018
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33leahj
7 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
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TaniaS3202
3 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
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123stephanies
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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