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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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Recent Reviews:

  • Missymoomoo_11
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Interesting Tour.
    4 of 5 stars
    29th Dec 2020
    Booked to visit the caves. Very friendly staff and there was a very nice cafe where you could wait for your tour to start, Included in the ticket price we got a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie... Read full review
  • C9698SPlucyk
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    Couples
    Amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    30th Dec 2020
    Amazing afternoon with my partner at the caves. Tour guide was called Izzy. She was funny and so enthusiastic and could tell us so much information about the caves. The caves themselves were... Read full review
  • juliebF332HC
    brilliant
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Feb 2021
    my party loved every minute of it bar one as it does feel a little scarey as you go deeper in to the cave and turn out the light for you to experience true darkness , again like most attractions in... 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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