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Step into the stone age at Kents Cavern

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Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves

Environment: Historic
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe or shop

Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain's best showcaves. The cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. There are extensive labyrinths of caverns surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.

Accessible activities

BSL Guided Tour - You can now enjoy the history and stories behind this place by borrowing a tablet loaded with British Sign Language videos at the site. You can also view them on our Heritage Ability Youtube channel using your own device. Make sure you’re subscribed!

Visual story - a guide to prepare you for your visit, detailing any unwelcome surprises. View on Kents Cavern's website here or by clicking the image below.

Large print format - designed to help people with visual impairments understand the history and stories at the site. Available now at Kents Cavern or download by clicking the image below.

Large Print Kents Cavern

Easy read interpretation - a guide which details the history and stories behind the site in plain English, supported by imagery.  Available now from Kents Cavern's reception or download by clicking the image below.

Kents Cavern Easy Read

Staff and volunteers have received Disability Awareness Training and Deaf Awareness Training.

Contact Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves


Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, 91 Ilsham Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF


01803 215136

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