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Kents Cavern, Torquay

4.6
#1 of 33 in Nature in Devon
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. Take a look at our Torquay trip website to schedule your visit to Kents Cavern and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Excellent way to have history and a great experience in 1 hour with escorted and very knowledgeable guide in our case Tom who knew everything about the caves and the beginnings of mankind. Highly...  more »
  • Excellent place to visit. The tour was around 1 hour and well worth it. Tom out guide was quite fun and very informative. Quite impressive caves with pretty good access. Corvid19 I thought the...  more »
  • Lovely tour through Kents Cavern and tour From Tom, just wish you could spend longer in each part of the cave and enjoy the scenery before walking on through. Was over too quick!  more »
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  • It was fun, our kids enjoyed it, the tour guide definitely made it, he was very amiable and quite funny. The caves were interesting, but your only in their for about an hour. Outside there's a nature trail where you can spot stuff and build a den. Cafe sells nice food too. It was a good place to go on a rainy day, but definitely book online and save a few quid, parking can be tricky as the car park fills up quickly and you have to park on the rd.
  • Had a lovely few hours here. The group size we went round with was good. Cara, our tour guide was great, good sense of humour and very knowledgeable. We booked tickets online which saved money. You don't book a time so you can go whenever you want. We did the same with a cream tea and saved money on this too. The scones are OK, nothing special. There are a few fun things for younger children to do as well.
  • What a great adventure! Both adult and kids loved it. The tour guide David was brilliant and knew a lot about the caves. He kept kids entertained. Would definitely recommend.
  • Visited here while on holiday in Dorset. We visited with our boys aged 12 and 14. Very interesting tour of the caves made even better by the tour guide Matthew. He was very informative and funny. We all really enjoyed it. Just mind your head on the way out of the cave as it's quite low. It was kind of my fault as I was faffing in my bag and walked into it. Sore head and lump 😢
  • Just as advertised...these are definately caves, and most likely prehistoric (although I'm no expert on the subject)!! Very enjoyable and worth the visit. All staff very friendly and helpful. Well done to tour guide Alfie, who imparted loads of interesting facts and threw in plenty of humour, numerous corny jokes and a smidge of sarcasm (at the appropriate time of course).

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