A venture into the caves of Kents Cavern

26 May 2019

Devon may have no shortage of fantastic visitor attractions, unforgettable landscapes and hidden gems, but one things for sure if you haven’t visited Kents Cavern yet  you really haven’t seen anything quite like it before. 

Kents cavern

Situated just a stones throw away from the English Riviera and the heart of Torquay, Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe. It truly is one of Britains very best show caves and if you are visiting the Devon area it really is one not to miss. 

The Cofton team take the tour 

Cofton Kents Cavern

At Cofton we really pride ourselves on our knowledge of the local area and our ability to recommend the very best things to see and do for our guests. It goes without saying that we jumped at the chance to pay a visit to Kents Cavern this week. 

If the visit wasn’t already enough, even better was the warm greeting from our lovely tour guide Leia with the welcome addition of an ice cold glass of prosecco. From start to finish we cannot fault Leia, no question was too much and her knowledge of the caves was pretty incredible. 

Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in the whole of  Europe.  The more we delved into the amazing caves, the more we unveiled about the amazing history and heritage. Named by Leia as one of the first B&B the caves became a home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather conditions, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. 

As we moved through the caves, the team started to identify signs of human and animal life that once lived in the caves. 

When the tour came to an end, what an amazing way to round up. We indulged in copious amounts of cheese from a local Devon cheese producer and enjoyed an inspirational talk by general manager James Hull, who discussed travel trends and some of the fabulous up and coming events taking place at the Cavern. 

Before the Cofton team, packed up and made their exit, there was just enough time for head of HR Jacqui to steal a kiss from a forgotten friend. 

If you haven’t been yet we really do suggest you pay a visit soon. Take a look at their website to keep your eyes our for new updates from the depths of the caves. 

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