Kents Cavern Torquay


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.

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


  • 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)


28th Mar 2020 - 19th Apr 2020

Easter Egglow - Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonCANCELLED - Easter Egglow - Kents CavernEASTER EGGLOW! All tours during the Easter holidays include a quest and the Easter underground illuminations! Date: 28th March to 19th April Easter Egglow! What’s that glowing in the cave? Is it a torch? Is it a lantern? No, it’s an Egg! But how many can you find hiding in the cave? Join us this…
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23rd May 2020 - 31st May 2020

UNESCO Geopark Festival, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, DevonUNESCO Geopark FestivalThe annual English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival is our chance to show how all the Geopark partners work together to share the wonders of our Geopark through an inspiring programme of activities and events. Further details coming soon. The English Riviera’s breath-taking landscape has…
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29th July 2020 - 29th Aug 2020

Cave Cinema, Underground Film Festival - Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonCave Cinema, Underground Film Festival - Kents CavernThe South West's only underground pop-up cinema. Watch cult classics, family favourites and horror films in a cave. A unique experience. Please note: only food and drink purchased from Firestone Kitchen and our cave bar will be allowed into the cinema. We have a strict no litter policy in the…
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24th Oct 2020 - 1st Nov 2020

October Half Term - Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonOctober Half Term - Kents CavernOCTOBER HALF TERM Bring your little witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls to Kents Cavern this Halloween Half Term for Batty adventures! Date: 24th October to 1st November October Half Term GO BATTY AT KENTS CAVERN HALLOWEEN HALF TERM! Bring your little witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls to Kents…
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9th Nov 2020 - 14th Nov 2020

Kents Cavern Macbeth, Torquay, DevonShakespeare's Macbeth UndergroundMACBETH AT KENTS CAVERN Experience theatre in a truly magnificent setting. Join the actors as they perform around you. A close up experience of Shakespeare's Macbeth Underground. You will be led seamlessly through the entire cave system by the players as they perform around you. This is a walking…
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1st Dec 2020 - 24th Dec 2020

Carols in the Cave, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonCarols In The Caves - Kents Cavernoin us for a unique and beautiful experience of carols by candlelight in the underground world of Kents Cavern. Start seated and hear the amazing acoustics and then take a walk around our magnificent cave system singing carols by candlelight.  Booking essential Warm clothing and sensible…
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5th Dec 2020 - 24th Dec 2020

Santa in the Caves, Christmas at Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonSanta In the Caves - Kents CavernCome and spend Christmas with us, you won't be disappointed! Join the fun this year for another incredible Santa Show with all our favourite friends. BUY TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE Date: 5th to 24th December Join Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure - more than just a…
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Recent Reviews:

  • rahimjung
    Trip Type:
    Really enjoyed this
    4 of 5 stars
    2nd Mar 2020
    A great way to spend a couple of hours. Quite incredible to think these caves have been inhabited for half a million years Our guide Cara’s enthusiasm was clearly evident and made the tour all the... Read full review
  • sharonhW5015KQ
    Trip Type:
    Cave tour
    5 of 5 stars
    5th Mar 2020
    We had a fantastic tour of the caves at Kent's cavern today. Our tour guide Cara was very friendly and extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the caves. As one who doesn't really like caves I... Read full review
  • karene247
    Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Reliving the stone age
    5 of 5 stars
    6th Mar 2020
    We enjoyed a fabulous family morning at Kents Cavern. Cave tour was well lit and informative, Stoneage school was interactive and lots of fun, the woodland trail had tasks to complete such as... Read full review




  • Gift Shop


  • 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


  • 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

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