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 to 4.00pm

November to March - Caves tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Access to the caves by tour only - no booking required



Adult £10.00
Children 3-15yrs £9.00
Children under 3 Free
Seniors/Students £9.00

Contact Details

81-91 Ilsham Road

Telephone: 01803 215136

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Upcoming Events

Carols in the caves - Thursday 12 December 2019

Join us for a unique and beautiful experience of carols by candlelight in the underground world of Kents Cavern.

We're teaming up once again with the fantastic 'Yours In Harmony' to hear Christmas carols and showcase songs underground. This unique festival experience lasts two hours.

Start seated and hear the amazing acoustics and then take a walk around our magnificent cave system singing carols by candlelight. Finish with mulled wine/hot chocolate and festive treats in the Great Chamber!

Dates and times: - Thursday 12th December 6pm - 8pm - With Yours in Harmony - Thursday 19th December 6pm - 8pm - With Yours in Harmony - Tuesday 24th December 4pm - 6pm - With the KC Carollers

Prices £16 per person Booking Booking essential Times Thursday 12th December - 6pm - 8pm Thursday 19th December - 6pm - 8pm Tuesday 24th December - 4pm - 8pm Other info Limited to 70 people. Warm clothing and sensible footwear recommended.