This impressive cave system, dating back to the prehistoric era is easily one of Europe’s most visited underground labyrinths. Open every day except Christmas day and easily accessible, this site of iconic heritage comes highly recommended by TripAdvisor and has won many tourist awards.
Agatha Christie’s father Frederick Miller supported the excavation of the caves and it was the inspiration behind Hampsley Cavern in one of her novels, “The Man In The Brown Suit”.
Kent’s Cavern is the official underground visitor centre for UNESCO’s English Riviera Global Geopark and is located just 250 metres from both Meadfoot and Anstey’s Coves, two of the English Riviera most beautiful, which are also a good starting point for walks along the famous South West Coastal Path. Tours generally take about 1 hour and are led by funny and entertaining guides ending in a subterranean exhibition cavern. There are always things happening in or near the caves with a woodland trail, hands-on cave art and even regular appearances from the Cave’s mascot, Cavog the Caveman!
There is a café and gift shop selling many local wares and a restaurant for those feeling a little more peckish, or a picnic site which is perfect when the sun is out.
The caves specialise in ‘underground theatre’ and they hold regular interactive Shakespeare plays and even a surprisingly entertaining ghost tour. The caves are generally warm and dry and especially popular over the Christmas season with the Santa Quest! Priced at less than £10 per person, this is a fascinating glimpse of the Stone Age that is always popular with locals and tourists alike.