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Kents Cavern

89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Great place to visit with an humorous yet informative guide

We decided to visit the Cavern having read some reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YMNB
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London, United Kingdom
Tour guide was brilliant

We only visited because it was raining and we wanted something to do. We are glad we did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan&Fran
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London
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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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  • 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 1 week ago

We decided to visit the Cavern having read some reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The place is fantastic. We were 7 of us including a 3 year old child. There was ample parking when we arrived (you need to keep an...More

Thank YMNB
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for a lovely review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only visited because it was raining and we wanted something to do. We are glad we did! Fascinating cave system made all the more interesting by our guide Mehela (I know I have spelt it incorrectly). Mehela was full of information and put it...More

Thank Dan&Fran
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Mahera :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 5 children, aged between 3 and 12 really enjoyed it. The caves themselves were ok but what made it great was the guide who was very knowledgeable and funny. Highlights were when they lit the moss for light and seeing the bear...More

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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit. Gift shop and cafe is good and staff in both areas are friendly and attentive.. The trip into the caves is not for the faint hearted and they allow you to experience pitch BLACK!.... QUITE COOL This place is not cheap...More

Thank John F
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming John. You should definitely come back to one of our special events we host: Ghost Tours, Carol Concerts, Shakespeare all of which turn the cave into a different place entirely!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good informative day out and the Gent who takes you around is very knowledgeable, you are not rushed and encouraged to ask questions although he covers everything. You will not be disappointed

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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you :D.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Kents Cavern as a family of 3 adults, tour guide Dave was very informative. Small group of 6 meant lots of photo opportunities of caves.

Thank Daisy10662015
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews for this place are mixed but we thought we would try. The tour lasts an hour and our guide was Alan and was very knowledgeable and kept everyone even the kids interested.

Thank Kenneth M
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who would have thought a cave could be so interesting. Idea for all ages but walking is required so I would not recommend for anyone who struggles over distance. A great place on a wet day as it is all under cover and a cafe...More

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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good attraction if you have spare couple of hours. Tour takes about an hour. Very knowledgeable tour guides and staff. New restaurant and shop. During winter 6 tours a day earliest 10:30 latest 3pm. Get there about 20 minutes before. Can book online and cheaper....More

Thank Dave T
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for coming.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 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
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Tara B, Manager at Kents Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! We'll pass on your comments to Alfie :)

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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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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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