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Chislehurst Caves

Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5NL, England
020 8467 3264
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Chislehurst
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Totally loved this place as a child, and still find it a fascinating, atmospheric and memorable adventure each time I go as an adult. The caves are huge, you can carry a lantern and journey down into history. The tour guides have always been brilliant at painting pictures of what life was like down there for different civilisations, and will... More

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Port Pirie, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Took 45 minute train trip from London to Chislehurst and had a very enjoyable morning. History surrounding the caves is a must for not only tourists but locals also. Well presentend entrance with great little restaurant. Our guide was very informed and made this a very memorable part of our London stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic guide for our hour long tour of the caves - he seemed genuinely interested in their history which made it all the more enjoyable for us, and was a fun personality for kids and adults alike. We recently toured Radio City Music Hall in New York and the guide from this much smaller lesser known attraction... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Took our three youngest to these caves and we all had a really good time. Steeped with history and interesting stories - the guide was excellent in imparting knowledge whilst making the the visit entertaining. You book a tour and the group sets off with several people carrying oil lamps - which gives a great atmosphere as you stop along... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Absolutely thrilled after visiting these magnificient caves. Tucked away deep inside the kent countryside these caves are one of the most stunning ones that we have been to so far (and we have been to quite a few) and in my experience these caves beat all others by a country mile. They are great value for money only £6 for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Full of atmosphere. Whilst london has attractions like Madame Tussaurds and the London Dungeons (both very pricey and comercialiised, the caves are a living experience of how man has chipped away at the chalk and created a labyrinth of wonderful caves. Travelling through wind tunnels, with an oil lamp, stories are retold and the history of these caves are brought... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interesting tour through the caves, made more atmospheric by the option of carrying oil lanterns. The tour moved at a rate of knots at times. Its naturally a bit chilly down there even on a hot day so wear something warmish!

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dartford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here with my four year old son and what a great time we had The tour guide was really good and I imagined he would speak for ages at each point and that my son would get quite bored but he didn't it was mainly walking down dark tunnels and he would stop every so often and talk only... More

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Eastbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Actually these are tunnels not caves but nevertheless well worth a visit (built by human hand not natural) This amazing maze of tunnels albeit chilly have a history of mining as well as sinister goings-on & more latterly providing extremely adequate shelter during the blitz. Pleased to see they are not roped off (as are the Dover Castle tunnels) which... More

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Set in the Kent countryside these four thousand year old caves can be difficult to find Plenty of car parking although no disabled bays. Wheelchairs and prams should proberbly advoid this attraction as the floor is not very level. The caves have been added to over the years latterly by people sheltering on the world war two bombing. As with... More

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