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Kents Cavern

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

We visited the caves whilst on a visit to Devon my husband was very keen to visit my 13 year old... read more

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Vicky S
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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interesting stuff!

spooky caves, lots if interesting facts. Really great friendly tour guide. Nice cafe, would... read more

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moon37
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London, 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 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tour guide” (237 reviews)
“woodland trail” (55 reviews)
“cave system” (43 reviews)
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the caves whilst on a visit to Devon my husband was very keen to visit my 13 year old wasn't as keen but once there she loved it as did my 6 year old the tour guide was informative, funny and was brilliant...More

Thank Vicky S
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Reviewed yesterday

spooky caves, lots if interesting facts. Really great friendly tour guide. Nice cafe, would recommend. Nice day out. Not great for pushchairs or wheelchairs but offers alternative routes in some parts as they are quite narrow

Thank moon37
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really beautiful... the tour guide was pleasant and interacted well with the group. Its cheaper to book online. Its mobility friendly for those that struggle with steep inclines/steps .

Thank sarah h
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Reviewed yesterday

Tours of the caves are run every 30 mins and our guide was extremely informative as well as funny. It was a good place to go on a rainy day although we didn't get to walk around the outdoor pathways.It was not a long tour...More

Thank ChelseaFive
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great little gem but don't go in peak season at the weekend. Tends to be very large groups and sometimes you can't hear or see due to the sheer number of people in a small area.

Thank Johnny K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was very interesting and entertaining for people at all ages. Our tourguide Laiya did her job very very well due to talking clearly,her friendly personality, being selfconfident and spicing it all up with a little humor. Would recomment any time!

Thank Mona N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here today 12/8/18 after driving round the local towns and finding things closed or just rained off, what a great choice of places to go. Kate the tour guide was outstanding, funny, engaging and really kind to my young children, she was also super...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We pre booked tickets online and decided to visit in this day as it was pouring with rain . Checking in was easy and we booked a 1230 timeslot . We paid 37£ for 4 ppl and the tour was approximately 45 mins. Katie was...More

Thank caspops
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I visited this attraction with my wife on a damp wet Sunday morning. We had a 10% off voucher making our entrance fee £21.60 which we felt was little expensive. The attraction is well presented and the caverns themselves interesting and...More

Thank Barry U
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic trip, I was reserved about coming but with poor weather we gave Kents Cavern a try. What a brilliant trip! Katie was our tour guide and she was excellent (always helps), I would definitely recommend a visit come rain or shine!

Thank Matthew H
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Leah J
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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Tania S
3 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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