Kents Cavern Torquay

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Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF

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Kents Cavern, Torquay, Devon

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An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site.

Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top and most exciting Stone Age caves, with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year. Our entertaining guides will take you on an underground adventure in this award winning attraction and Stone Age home to Britain’s earliest humans and Ice Age beasts. Trips around the caves explore fascinating passageways and stunning chambers where you can get up close with thousands of year old cave formations.

There’s loads to do outside the caves, with fun family activities throughout the school holidays, where you can channel the skills of your ancestors on our Woodland Trail. Hunt for animals like woolly mammoths, hyenas and cave bears; see if you could survive the Stone Age at our spear throwing and shelter building stations.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite head into Firestone Kitchen, the home of food and drink at the caves for top quality food throughout the day. (Top tip: you don’t need to visit the caves to enjoy Firestone Kitchen!)

Agatha Christie, born in Torquay, used the labyrinth of caves as the inspiration for Hampsley Cavern in her novel‘The Man in the Brown Suit’ (1924) and it seems likely that Kents Cavern began Agatha’s lifelong fascination with archaeology, 

Every day during school holidays, there are lots of extra craft sessions to get involved with. Loads of special events throughout the year including our famous Santa in the Caves experience, Carols Underground, Candlelit tours, Cave Cinema, Dinosaur Quest and more! Check out our website for more information, prices and how to book: https://www.kents-cavern.co.uk/

2019 Visit Devon Gold Award - International Visitor Experience

2019 Visit Devon Bronze Award - Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

Guide Prices

Please note: there is a £2 charge for use of the on-site car park.

Awards

  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Bronze Visit Devon Awards - Bronze 2019
  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Gold Visit Devon Awards - Gold 2019
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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Recent Reviews:

  • 79xeniac
    A great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    1st Nov 2020
    We had a great time here. Our guide Alan was very friendly, informative and funny and made the whole experience memorable - can't recommend him enough. Social distancing was well managed and didn't... Read full review
  • angelamorey
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Interesting day out!
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Nov 2020
    Had a great tour in the caves with my 5 children. Lots of interesting facts and all our questions answered by our guide. We enjoyed the bat trail afterwards too! Read full review
  • Piskie123
    UK
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    21st Nov 2020
    As part of our staycation we visited the Caverns and had a fabulous time. Lovely tour guide, he was informative and funny. Took our granddaughter who was six and she was fascinated all the way... Read full review

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Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop
  • Tea Rooms

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Meals and refreshments available, with terrace overlooking the Ilsham Valley.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Open All Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 200
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking - Chargable
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 20
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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