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 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

Events

7th Dec 2021 - 7th Dec 2021

9th Dec 2021 - 9th Dec 2021

14th Dec 2021 - 14th Dec 2021

16th Dec 2021 - 16th Dec 2021

Carols In The Caves - Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonCarols In The Caves - Kents CavernJoin us in 2021 for unique carols by candlelight in the underground world of Kents Cavern. A magical Christmas experience! Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce that Carols in the Caves is coming back in December 2021! Get into the festive spirit and join us for a magical Christmas…
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18th Dec 2021 - 19th Dec 2021

21st Dec 2021 - 24th Dec 2021

Santa in the Caves, Kents Cavern, Torquay, DevonSanta In the Caves - Kents CavernSanta will be returning to Kents Cavern this year with a new Christmas Grotto Experience starting on Saturday 18th December to Friday 24th December. Meet Santa and his elves at Kents Cavern this Chrisrtmas.  Come along and get caught up in the magic!  BOOKING INFORMATION  Dates18th, 19th, 21st,…
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Recent Reviews:

  • 862sarahq
    Breathtaking!
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Nov 2021
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed out guided tour round this natural phenomenon. Lawrence was a great tour guide and so informative. It was a brilliant couple of hours and was a bit scary in... Read full review
  • Jdunsby
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    Couples
    Great time at the caverns!
    5 of 5 stars
    27th Nov 2021
    We travelled from Leicester, and would happily do it again for a great tour! Alan toured us around the caves and was highly knowledgeable and engaging in all areas. We had a great time and learnt so... Read full review
  • Rachel N
    Cornwall, United Kingdom
    Brilliant experience
    5 of 5 stars
    1st Dec 2021
    My daughter and I really enjoyed our trip to Kent's Cavern 1/12/2021. My daughter is home educated so we went during school hours and were the only 2 people on our particular tour. Our guide Kev was... Read full review

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Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • 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

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • 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
  • Min group size - 20
  • 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
  • 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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