Kents Cavern unveils new group packages

Kents Cavern near Torquay is offering new day trip deals in Devon, and underground food and drink tasting sessions.

Groups can visit Kents Cavern – Britain’s oldest home and the UK’s most accessible cave – to learn about the history of excavations, walk through cave chambers and see stalagmites and stalactites.

Its story of human activity stretches back more than 500,000 years – Neanderthals used the caves and one of Europe’s oldest human bones comes from the site, a 41,000-year-old jawbone.

The day trips can continue to Greenway House, Agatha Christie’s summer home, for a guided tour.

Other attractions that can be added to day trips include the National Trust’s coastal country retreat at Coleton Fishacre; Torquay Museum; Torre Abbey; and the South Devon Railway.

The attraction has also started to work with local food and drink suppliers to offer tasting sessions underground, to cater for growing demand.

Kents Cavern is offering wine and cheese from Sharphams Vineyard and ales from Bays Brewery.

The attraction will be at the British Tourism and Travel Show (BTTS) at the NEC, Birmingham (March 22-23).