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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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new years week me and my beloved had a tour from one of the guides named Alfie. It was a brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Waes al M
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Enjoyed the visit

Realy enjoyed excursion through the ancient cavern. Because its was a guided tour we were told a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Olga M
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“woodland trail” (52 reviews)
“cave system” (37 reviews)
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

new years week me and my beloved had a tour from one of the guides named Alfie. It was a brilliant and me being a yearly customer had a thoroughly enjoyable tour.He was a lovely and cheerful tall lad with great sense of humour

Thank Waes al M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Realy enjoyed excursion through the ancient cavern. Because its was a guided tour we were told a lots of interestng facts and stories . Kids were enjoying it the most. Over all highly recommend to visit this attraction in Torquay . You also offered to...More

Thank Olga M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with friends over the New Year on the last slot of the day. I had rung to check on times and offers but subsequently found that there was a discount for booking online which I had not been told about. So worthwhile checking....More

Thank margaret k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour (with guide Mike), with all questions answered in an entertaining way. My 9 year old loved it, and the display cases at the café backed up the experience. It is an astonishing and very significant place, with current research on artifacts apparently revealing...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome experience. I didn't pay much attention my 1st visit but 2nd time opened my eyes. What a beautiful place

Thank Wilma L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the caves with our 10 and 7 years old. They loved it and so did we. The tour is really well orchestrated, with a good mix of history about the caves, their original occupants (bears, hyenas and pre-history man) and how they were...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's rather damp and gloomy...quite atmospheric for any smuggler wannabee...but I've heard you can recite your wedding vows down there. The caves themselves are for the younger ones but the cafe and shop are great for the not so sure-footed. Also, there's a display of...More

Thank lucylou2016
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Santa grotto tour was great, unfortunately our granddaughter is a worldly wise 7 yr old going on 40 if your children are younger this is a good Santa trip for them, the elves play a large pantomoart and get the children involved, the caves...More

Thank Jackie G
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a 5* review! We're glad you enjoyed seeing Santa.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first full day on our holiday, and what a great start. A fascinating cave system, actually enhanced by the Christmas decorations! Alan was the best possible guide and gave us a huge amount of information, managing to explain stuff for the adults whilst keeping...More

Thank CharlieDeal2015
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We'll let Alan know your comments :)

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We loved it. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the cavern and enthusiastic, she didn't sound like she was just reciting a script. We were lucky that there were just the two of us on our tour so we could ask plenty of questions. The...More

Thank Cocorabbit69
Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nice! Glad that you were lucky enough to get your own private tour. Come back soon.

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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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Rhian413
14 August 2017|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
No i don't think they allow dogs. sorry
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Paulinec707
2 July 2017|
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Response from lynnedann | Reviewed this property |
Yes their were preschool children . It does go pitch black at times though so as long as they don't mind the dark
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