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“Brilliant time in the caves” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern
89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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“Brilliant time in the caves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a great time. The tour last for about an hour and the guide was very knowledgeable about the caves and the local area. He made the tour enjoyable and entertaining for all ages.

The caves are quite large and easy to get around although the temperature stays the same all year it was comfortable and you can leave the tour at any time if needs be.

There is a small display at the begininning and at the end of the tour which was good.

The cream tea at the end which we purchased in the cafe was most enjoyable and well worth the money.

There is a small cafe, gift shop, toilets etc. All the staff were frindly and helpful which is always a bonus.

Visited April 2014
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“Fascinating place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Rather expensive like most family attractions, but well worth the money. Caves are awe-inspiring and have a fascinating history.
Visitors centre, shop and cafe a bit tacky and overcrowded on the day we visited, but overall a great day out.

Visited July 2013
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“Always Worth A Visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The second visit in 15 years and it just gets better. Really good place for all ages. The displays at the start and end of the tour add to the experience

Visited April 2014
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“great place to visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went on a rainy day of our holiday its great value for money the tour last approx. 1 hour and the guild was very knowledgeable and good fun (Well Done Harry). Would love to go again on an event day.

Visited April 2014
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“Very enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The caves are a really good place to visit. There are things going on at different times of the year. The tour is excellent, very entertaining and enjoyable, a must if you want a day out.

Visited October 2013
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