At Kents Cavern, explore caverns with signs of habitation dating back to the Stone Age. Take a guided tour through the labyrinth of chambers. Your guide will tell you stories of how prehistoric humans and animals made their homes here. Dramatic stalactites and stalagmites point from the roofs and floors. Kids can find artifacts, such as a shark's tooth, in the archaeological dig area and paint a woolly mammoth on a cave wall. Make sure you stop into the Ancestors Exhibition to see the oldest human fossil discovered in Britain, a 41,000-year-old jawbone. Finish your visit with a bite in the on-site restaurant. A visit to Kents Cavern represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Torquay trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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The length of time it takes for the stalactites to grow is mind boggling. It makes you feel very insignificant. Our guide was very knowledgeable, you actually learnt something, rather than being simpl... more »
kents cavern is ideal for a rainy day,very interesting caves and,stalagmites,nice cafe,good place to fill a couple of hours more »
We were so surprised to find Kents Cavern so close to the town. We caught a bus from the harbour and walked up a street of shops to find the entrance to the caves at the top. Once inside, it was like ... more »
Nice little trip into the caverns. Beautiful. Marred only by the fact that the Devon cream teas lacked a fruit scone option. Plain scones may be to some people's tastes but not mine. Not mine I say. I hope this can be sorted out for the benefit of future visitors. I may return myself in future should this be rectified promptly
Absolutely brilliant day out. A great place for the whole family. The tour guides are very friendly and helpful. They run a small search quest for children around the grounds and in the woods. Lots of fun. Food and drink is available on site as well. Great for kids and adults !!
An outstanding natural wonder. This is a large and remarkable cave network. A great place to visit at all times of year. Very dark and enclosed however, so possibly not suitable for very young children. Most of the network is highly accessible, so the elderly or disabled may still be able to enjoy this attraction.
I went to pick up my Annual pass that I purchased online, & as it was quiet, i decided to stay for the last tour of the day & am so pleased I did! The staff are so friendly as I was made to feel welcome the moment I walked through the door, the shop has lots of little souvenirs & the cafe looks lovely, & has a nice view out the window with an outside seating area for the summer season. Ollie our guide was great as he took us round, his knowledge is amazing about the history of these caves which are truly outstanding, I can't believe in the 25 years I have been going to Devon, I have never visited them until today. We were allowed to take photos whenever we wanted to, but out of respect I waited until Ollie had finished talking, ( which is why I missed out on so many good photographs)! The whole tour lasted a full hour, then we were allowed to look around the last section alone, but could ask questions about it if we were unsure of anything, there was no ushering us out even though it was all now closed for the day. I really did enjoy this visit & look forward to going back again soon, Ollie said there are lots of other guides & each one does the tour differently, so I may go on a different one next time, but this one was special.
Excellent attraction with something for everyone young or old. The tour of the caves are highly informative and amusing. Excellent value for money. A visit to the restaurant is also a must with high quality home cooked food on offer.
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