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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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We were staying close to Kents Cavern while on a weeks holiday in Torquay, so went along one morning for the first tour of the day. A guide is provided to take your party around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying close to Kents Cavern while on a weeks holiday in Torquay, so went along one morning for the first tour of the day. A guide is provided to take your party around the chambers and tell you about them, a minimum of 2 are required to form a party. The chambers are quite interesting and the guide... More 

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wander down the paths deeper underground and see the rock formations in the caves, the colours are fabulous, it is very interesting and informative.

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Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wouldn't have normally visited the Cavern but it was raining outside, glad it was. Fantastic attraction and the guided tour is not too long.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely fascinating, these caves are really worth exploring. They are most interesting geologically, their history of both animal and human occupation is quite absorbing and their beauty and atmosphere make them quite wonderful. You are accompanied around the cave system, with its various tunnels, with a most friendly and informative guide. And then you are given plenty of time to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with me partner. at first I was very apprehensive as it is a cave. We got there and met our tour guide olly. Who I have to say was absolutly brilliant, providing you with information on the guided tour of the caves. Please don't put it off. Even if you are not interested in caves. If it's something... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at these caves, ok not the best in the world but we'll worth a visit, takes about 1hr to go round, the guide was very informative and light-hearted when pointing out things, some interesting things for children to do there .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited a few show caves and this was ok but have been to better ones. Tour guide was good but very busy had to spend a lot of time telling the stragglers to keep up.

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Excellent visit have been many cave visits and yet learnt new stuff. Not reliant on myths and tales but solid facts. Also demonstrated some neolithic technics. Guide David was excellent

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Thank Keith N
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are a series of prehistoric caves inhabited by creatures and early humanoids. Evidence of various remains.The tours are with a guide, our tour guide was Dave who was professional,amusing,informative,detailed and knowledgable.Details available if googled

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The cavern is an amazing and beautiful place and i learnt alot about our ancesters and the history of the cavern, also the staff were great.

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