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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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Great experience

Well worth the trip great place only downfall is that the restaurant opens at 9.00 the caverns are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wally H
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Wow!

An amazing journey through the caves, presented by an excellent tour guide! The Devonian caves... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lucky6269
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Exeter, 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 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the trip great place only downfall is that the restaurant opens at 9.00 the caverns are listed opening time is 10.00 but the tour does not start till 11.00 and you can't go into the caverns without the tour, so don't get there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wally H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An amazing journey through the caves, presented by an excellent tour guide! The Devonian caves were well explained for all ages and knowledges. All facts seemed correct to me (I'm an undergrad geology student). I loved how there were artefacts on display before hand and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a totally random find for us, as we were discussing visiting Wookey Hole on the way home from Torquay, and our hotel's owner recommended the local Kents Cavern. Taking his advice, we walked the 20 mins or so uphill to the Cavern, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mister P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend earlier this week. We both really enjoyed the caves. The tour guide David was brilliant, he included everybody in the group, funny and he dealt really well with crying children. Would definitely recommend!! Went to the cafe after but for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All i can say is fantastic. The tour was great. The tour guide was really nice. They also have a cafe and gift shop. You can also eat outside if the weather is nice. I would defiantly pay the a visit. Also very educational.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 64rach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe was pleasant but uninspired and the gift shop generic without much reference to the nature of the attraction. So we were not wholly surprised by the rather pedestrian delivery of the narrative during the tour. The story is focused on the use of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many times as a child to the caves and wanted to share the experience with friends and my partner. We ended up going on the ghost adventure evening which was fantastic. The actors were all amazing and the stories and information was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cococlobo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Thank gemmaa886
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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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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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