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Kents Cavern

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fascinating history

This is a great tour, the tour guide Mahera was knowledgeable about the caves and made it fun... read more

Reviewed today
Anne E
via mobile
Afternoon out

Really great day out, guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Tea room is nice, everything from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Angie W
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“woodland trail”(58 reviews)
“cave system”(43 reviews)
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...more
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89/91 Ilsham Road | Cavern House, Torquay TQ1 2JF, England
+44 1803 215136
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a great tour, the tour guide Mahera was knowledgeable about the caves and made it fun including the groan inciting puns. The blackout section was very intesting. It was about the right length of time. The only criticism we had with the tour...More

Thank Anne E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really great day out, guide very knowledgeable and helpful. Tea room is nice, everything from cooked food, sandwiches and cake. Well worth a visit.

Thank Angie W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! The tour of the caves was really informative - our guide made history come to life. The caves are lit imaginatively. The stories behind the initial excavation/discovery and subsequent finds are very interesting and thought provoking. Food and drinks in...More

Thank 235Alan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here while on holiday..I’ve been a few times myself but wanted to show my partner and kids the caverns,the Guide was fun and factual and great fun with the kids..the caves themselves are a wonder to see..amazing history and a great day out...the cafe...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an entertaining family outing, informative and fun. The caverns and are nice and cool and so good on a hot day!

Thank JSManchesterUK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really wanted to visit, but at first my boys weren't sure but straight away the tour was fun and engaging and we all loved ot, can't rate the tour highly enough, lots of fun, laughs and sharing information with all ages, great day spent...More

Thank naomi m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took 2 grandchildren st the end of holidays for a treat and to learn something about early history. Thank goodness for the extra outside activities for the children which made the difference as the cave visit was pretty average. There was spear throwing , a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good day out very interesting to see nicely tucked in within the houses nice walk to it from Torquay.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice centre, tucked away amongst houses in a suburban area. Our guide was very funny, charming, & fascinating to listen to. Sorry sir I don’t remember your name. The caves are amazing & so well presented. They are safe & easy to walk, no...More

Thank Naynon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit here during a rainy day on holiday. When we arrived, we were told the next tour was in 45 mins so we decided to look at the woodland trail whilst we waited. This consisted of a few information boards fitted around about...More

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Leah J
April 6, 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
February 2, 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
stephanie s
September 12, 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