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.
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
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.
Some of your kind words...
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
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‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
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Ethan Robinson, Somerset
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