Kents Cavern Torquay

Cave

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

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Kents Cavern, Torquay, Devon

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Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistoric Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year. This iconic heritage attraction has many quality tourism awards and comes highly recommended by visitors on TripAdvisor. It is the official underground visitor centre for UNESCO’s English Riviera Global Geopark and features on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail as the inspiration behind Hampsley Cavern in her novel "The Man in the Brown Suit". In fact, Agatha Christie's father Frederick Miller was a member of the Torquay Natural History Society and supported Pengelly's excavations of the caves.

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

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1928
  • Very Good
    795
  • Average
    172
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    19

Recent Reviews:

  • ShropshireJessica
    Shropshire
    Interesting cave
    4 of 5 stars
    13th Jan 2020
    Good tour in the cave with lots of interesting information. Good exhibition area and nice cafe. Pouring with rain at the end of our tour so we didn't look around outside. Read full review
  • Markbunter
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great value for money. Great experience for any age.
    5 of 5 stars
    15th Jan 2020
    Had a private tour with cara she was amazing with excellent knowledge. We had a awesome time. Its a must see. Thanks. Read full review
  • Poochifur
    Okehampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Educational and fun
    5 of 5 stars
    17th Jan 2020
    As part of our current project on prehistoric man we visited the caves today; two adults, two 8yo and a 3yo. The tour with David was fun and so informative. He tailored the info to suit the children... 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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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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