Designations: SAM, GCR (No: 1312), SSSI
Designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Kents Cavern is one of the best known show caves in the country. The caves have undergone considerable research and study and are an incredibly important Quarternary site.
GCR block / key theme: Quaternary of south-west England
Associated SSSI: Kents Cavern SSSI
GCR Statement of Interest: "Kents Cavern is a famous and important Quaternary site. It is significant for studies in palaeontology, dating and stratigraphy and for elucidating environmental and faunal changes during the Quaternary. It has yielded vertebrate remains of Middle and Late Devensian age and is also notable for the presence of deposits that are probably of Middle Pleistocene age."