Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves

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Kents Cavern in Torquay is a protected Prehistoric cave with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns. The oldest human fossil ever found in north-western Europe was found at Kents Cavern making it the oldest known human dwelling in Britain.

The geology of the cave is of international significance, recognised by UNESCO, giving it official status as the underground visitor centre for the English Riviera Global Geopark. The caverns have inspired many famous writers including Beatrix Potter and Agatha Christie.

Tours around the cave are led by entertaining guides who bring the incredible story of the cave’s Ice Age history back to life. The attraction has many awards for quality and visitor reviews give the attraction a high ranking on Trip Advisor.



  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled WC
  • Gift Shop
  • WC
  • Wifi Connection

Opening Times

April to October - Cave Tours run regualrly from 10.30am throughout the year. Pre-booking is essential.




Adult £13.00
Children 2-15yrs £12.00
Children under 2 (must be carried through the caves) Free

Contact Details

81-91 Ilsham Road

Telephone: 01803 215136

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