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Review of Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern
Ranked #3 of 62 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Great tour guide , Fantastic cave , Enjoyable trail. Enough said :) would recommend to anyone

Thank Maholla1
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

The tour guide really seemed to know what he was talking about and was very friendly and happy to answer all our questions, he really livened up the tour. The caves history is so interesting and it was great to hear what was living in the cave for thousands of years. Very good gift shop, not to expensive either.

Thank ChezM20
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

My husband and I went on the tour of the caves and found it very interesting. The tour guide gave us lots of information on the history of the caves and their excavation. There were many different age groups amongst the tour party with many younger children who appeared to enjoy the whole experience. A couple took a toddler in a pushchair, but this is probably best avoided as there are some steps inside the cave.
After the tour you can enjoy a meal or coffee in the cafe, which has good views over the surrounding valley.
At £8.95 per adult this might be regarded as a bit expensive, but we had a Groupon deal which saved us money otherwise we might not have contemplated spending this much.

Thank ValSDevon
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Very interesting & well worth a visit.

Thank Gareth F
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

This was interesting but a bit on the expensive side.

Thank Adele D
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