Kents Cavern Review

Kents Cavern Review

Kents Cavern Review:

Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain’s best show-caves! Kents Cavern is situated only 1 mile away from Torquay. You can use TQ1 2JF for your GPS or follow the brown signs leading to Kents Cavern.

On your visit you’ll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. As you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns, you’ll be surrounded by 400 million-year-old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.

All tours around the cave are guided and begin in the Vestibule Chamber, as you enter the cave you’ll feel the temperature at a constant 14c. Your tour guide will lead you through the Long Arcade to reveal how the caves were formed 2.5 million years ago and how stalagmite floors formed, sealing in the evidence of Ice Age occupations. Down in the Rockies, you’ll see stalagmites and stalactites decorating this pretty chamber. Return through the Clinnicks Gallery into the Cave of Inscriptions and the Labyrinth to see examples of the earliest tools ever found in Britain, along with bones and teeth of ancient Ice Age animals. Into the Bears Den to experience the famous Kents Cavern blackout, a favourite since the 1930s. Head down the Water Gallery and up to the Great Chamber with its exhibition dedicated to the Stone Age and Victorian excavators.

After the tour is finished, you are taken into a wonderful gift shop full of souvenirs and different toys and gifts. You can also visit their cafe which offers a wide range of food and drinks to cater for everyone. They have hot and cold meals for all ages although the menu does change during our winter months. Alternatively, you can just have a coffee and relax in the sunshine on their decking overlooking Ilsham Valley.

Overall we think this attraction is a must-do when in the area. It is overall a very interesting and informative experience suitable for the whole family. We highly recommend this attraction! You can book your visit by calling the number below or click here to book online.

Location & Contact:

Address: 91 Ilsham Rd, Torquay TQ1 2JF

Tel: 01803 215136


Reactions To Attractions Expert Rating:
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    Entertainment - 7.5/10
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    Value for Money - 8/10


Overall we think this attraction is a must-do when in the area. It is overall, a very interesting and informative experience suitable for the whole family. Perfect for those interested in geology!

Patricia Grainger

Patricia Grainger is a Senior journalist at Reactions To Attractions, who has worked for multiple media organisations over the years. She is actively involved in the travel industry, writing extensive coverage in the form of articles and reviews.