Kent’s Cavern Torquay

Kents Cavern is Britain’s most ancient secret and exciting prehistoric cave, a popular attraction that draws scores of visitors each year due to the spectacular display of stalactites and stalagmites that have formed for many years. The cave is a National Protected Monument so guided tours are compulsory if you want to see the wonders inside. Kent’s Cavern was the home to ancient humans during and after the Ice Age and is an extensive labyrinth of caves with much to offer.

Kent’s Cavern Open daily

With guided tours regularly scheduled Kent’s Cavern is a unique experience that will blow your mind. The sheer beauty of the ancient cave system is astounding and there is even more to do outside and nearby. Kent’s Cavern also has a Stone Age woodland trail, hands on cave art areas, an indoor archaeological area for children to enjoy, stunning gardens, a restaurant and gift shop.

Many significant finds have been made at Kent’s Cavern over the years including a human jawbone, that was found in 1927 and is between 41,000 and 44,000 years old. Meaning that this upper jawbone is the oldest human fossil found in Britain and possibly north western Europe. Kent’s Cavern is easily found on foot and by car. Only 1 mile from Torquay harbour and well signposted. Public transport links are close by also. Although access is generally good, disabled visitors may find that they cannot see all of the caves wonders unfortunately and will only be permitted to the first chamber free of charge, and can view the guided tour on DVD at the visitor centre.

Kent’s Cavern has been visited by many people at all times of the year and temperatures inside the cave remain at a stable 14 degrees Celsius. Throughout the year there are special seasonal events that have proven to be very popular, including Ghost Tours, held in July and August and Santa at the caves in December. You can even get married underground or hold a birthday party for children. Only 10 minutes from the beach, Kent’s Cavern is a must see for visitors and those with a special interest in history and archaeology.

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