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Kents Cavern

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Address: 89-91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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+44 1803 215136
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Kents Cavern is by far Britain's most important prehistoric cave used by...

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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Christmas Santa in the cave visit

Wonderful experience for kids of all ages.With a free pantomime thrown in. If you have children or grand children, you will not get a better Father Christmas visit than this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience for kids of all ages.With a free pantomime thrown in. If you have children or grand children, you will not get a better Father Christmas visit than this. Very professionally done.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the money and time! Loves it so much. Staff were amazing and the tour were lovely. Defo go!! Even tho the weather outside is cold, the caves are warm. Children are made to feel very welcome and are encourage to get into the flow of things. For people affraid of the dark the lights do go out for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting guided tour and good prices (book online for deals). Caves are good size with interesting features. Highly recommend visiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kent cavern has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Staff are polite, helpful and good with children. There is an airy, bright, very clean restaurant/cafe with great views, in which we had drinks while awaiting our tour slot. Our guide around the cavern 'Alan' was a joy to listen to with some really interesting and insightful facts, he managed to capture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour guide was very good, interesting and funny, knew the history of the caves. We really enjoyed our time there.

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Nympsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative guided tour of these ancient caves - an excellent retreat on a very wet and cold day! Cheaper to purchase your tickets online - we witnessed someone accessing the required code from the café.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to pick up my Annual pass that I purchased online, & as it was quiet, i decided to stay for the last tour of the day & am so pleased I did! The staff are so friendly as I was made to feel welcome the moment I walked through the door, the shop has lots of little souvenirs... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour with well placed bad puns (tour guide warned in advance), very talented and funny tour guide (Mahira) made this a very enjoyable day. definitely a must see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great trip. Very informative and well run. Who knew that these existed and the history behind them. Well worth a visit. The guide (I think her name was Mahira -apologies if I have the wrong) was knowledgeable and fun.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been meaning to write a review for some time as this experience was really not pleasant! We visited in August this year with our 3 children of primary school age. We actually called and booked for an early 'ghost tour' session at 6pm. We were given a brochure for this in torquay and thought it looked like fun and... More 

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