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Kents Cavern, Torquay

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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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  • Great tour, probably half a day activity. Lots for children to do and entertain whilst learning. Small outside area with great views for lunch / coffee  more »
  • This is a wonderful little tourist spot. We went here and found it very informative because let's face it can be hard to make a cave fun. The light show the over all setting of everything was ace. Our...  more »
  • An amazing place!! Great tour and exhibit!! Tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. Would go back on next holiday.  more »
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  • 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.
  • An excellent opportunity to discover the best the south west has to offer, Kents cavern is a huge cave system full of interesting artifacts, of prehistoric origin, and probably the most interesting cave system in the UK, they have found hyenas. Cave bears, mammoth teeth, cave lions to name but a few of the many things that. Have been found, , Guided tours by knowledgeable and friendly guides, a full restaurant and a great shop, an absolute must when you are in the south west
  • Interesting tour with well-kept facilities and building. Prices in the Cafe are pretty steep, but it's all to keep the place running.
  • We did the Kents Cavern tour with two little ones! It was very educational and the tour guide was really friendly with a great sense of humour!
  • Our tour guide was great, answered all our questions and was very friendly. Had a good couple of hours there