Kents Cavern is by far Britain’s most important prehistoric cave used by ancient humans for the last 500,000 years including Neanderthals and early modern humans.
The caves are open every day for guide tours, 7 days a week with natural caverns, amazing natural formations, remains of mammoth, woolly rhino, sabre-toothed cats, an Ice Age woodland trail quest, nice shop and cafe with views over the Ilsham Valley.
Agatha Christie Mile
Discover more about this popular and intriguing writer by following this one-mile trail that leads to places she knew and loved: along the busy harbor and stretching along the palm-lined seafront and promenades.
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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens are only a 10 minute walk from here and well worth visiting – they also have lovely tea rooms with views out to sea (you can sit indoor or outside). It was founded in 1196 as a Monastery and has an interesting past having been disestablished in 1539 by King Henry VIII during the Reformation.
Visit the Torre Abbey website for more info
Cockington Country Park and Craft Centre
Open daily and free admission. Set in an award-winning country park a mile away from the seafront, Cockington Court is an historic manor house with over twenty craft studios, tea rooms, walled art garden, Tudor rose garden and contemporary art gallery.
Cockington Court is managed as a craft centre, visitor attraction and creative business space. The country park itself, Cockington Country Park, is managed by Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.
The Kitchen Gallery has a growing reputation in the arts world as a contemporary gallery space of regional significance, having showcased work by artists of international acclaim as well as emerging local talent. Discover artists and craft makers at work in their studios. Watch the glass blowers create amazing works of art, hear the blacksmith clinking at his forge, and smell the delightful aromas of the delicious handmade chocolates being made by the Chocolatier.
Visit the Cockington Court website for more info