Kents Cavern is a treasure chest which reveals information about our past.

Kents Cavern's scientific importance ranks alongside internationally famous sites such as Stonehenge, Pompeii, the Acropolis and the Pyramids.

Kents Cavern's importance was officially recognised during the 1950's when the Government designated it a scheduled Ancient Monument.

Nowhere else in Britain, or probably Europe, can you stand and know that beneath your feet is buried such a hidden range of ancient remains.

Kents Cavern's first scientific explorations were in the early 19th century. Since then, more than 100,000 objects have been uncovered.

Excavators' discoveries include:

Many more gems of scientific facts still remain hidden, and modern research shows that we are only at the beginning of exciting new discoveries concerning Kents Cavern.

line drawing illustrating the geology of Torquay


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