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Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain's best showcaves! On your visit you'll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. As you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns, you'll be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.

Our entertaining cave guides tell the story of a 15 year long Victorian Excavation which uncovered some of Britain's most ancient secrets…

All tours around the cave are guided and begin in the Vestibule Chamber, as you enter the cave you'll feel the temperature at a constant 14c. Your tour guide will lead you through the Long Arcade to reveal how the caves were formed 2.5 million years ago and how stalagmite floors formed, sealing in the evidence of Ice Age occupations. Down in the Rockies you'll see stalagmites and stalactites decorating this pretty chamber. Return through Clinnicks Gallery into the Cave of Inscriptions and the Labyrinth to see examples of the earliest tools ever found in Britain, along with bones and teeth of ancient Ice Age animals. Into the Bears Den to experience the famous Kents Cavern blackout, a favourite since the 1930s. Head down the Water Gallery and up to the Great Chamber with its exhibition dedicated to the Stone Age and Victorian excavators...

Make sure you check the tour times page to plan your visit to Kents Cavern. 

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