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Kents Cavern

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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this is a great place to go anytime of the year as they often have themed events. great cafe and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Seaside824457
Santa visit

One of the best places we have taken the kids to see Santa, kids loved the sing songs at a couple... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
347barryk
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Dursley, 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 12 December 2018

this is a great place to go anytime of the year as they often have themed events. great cafe and shop and REALLY good caves and it's well worth going at Christmas as they really push the boat out.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

One of the best places we have taken the kids to see Santa, kids loved the sing songs at a couple places and the walk through with the changing characters, Santa was special when he greeted the children and then seen them individually at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Having lived in South Devon for thirty years we finally made our first visit to Kents Cavern yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s always easy to ignore things on your doorstep! The cave system is extensive and full of impressive rock formations, Our guide David...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nick w
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We did the couples cave experience and it was wonderful - the guide was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. My partner and I have done a few cave tours, but this was definitely one of the best - there were lots of cool effects used!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank oliviajfrost
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Very good, nice trip and knowledge about caves. Really interesting with a great guide. Quiet location in the tea room.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Brilliant tour, our guide was excellent, although I can't remember her name lol, she was funny and very informative, she pointed out loads of interesting things we may not have seen had she not been there. The cafe that is linked is not to expensive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AndyKim2018
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Whilst holidaying in Torquay we decided to take the Kents Cavern tour. It was a wonderful experience with a great guide, very informative and a great way to spend a morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We came to Torquay for a long weekend and knew we couldn't miss out on a tour of the famous caves. We didn't get the tour guides name but he gave a very interesting tour and filled the hour with interesting facts and jokes. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Samarajaynemartin
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Lovely shop and restaurant. Toilets very clean. Had an excellent guide who was extremely knowledgeable on the caves. The caves are not huge but are well worth a visit to learn how they were excavated and what has been found.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rm80
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I took my granddaughter here not knowing if she would be scared or not being underground. Quite the contrary she loved it. The children are given a fact sheet and have to mark off animals as we go through the caves. The stalactites and stalagmites...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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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