Cheddar Gorge & Caves
Average time spent – 3+ hours if doing the walk, 2 if not
Things to do at Cheddar Gorge review
Cheddar Gorge is a fantastic day out for the whole family with plenty to see and do. You can easily spend a couple of hours here exploring the caves and Jacob’s Ladder or playing Crazy Golf and should you choose to do the walk, even more time! Found in the village of Cheddar, there is a lot to do for such a small area.
PLEASE NOTE: Cheddar Gorge is remaining closed for the foresable future.
The caves are incredibly interesting – you can pick up a pair of headphones and listen to the information available if you so wish – and the natural features of the caves are a wonder to behold. At 450ft deep and 3 miles long, Gough’s Cave really is worth a visit. A fairly new attraction to the Gorge, located in Cox’s Cave, is Dreamhunters: The Early Adventures of Man. It lasts approximately 30 minutes and tells the story of the life of early man and how we came to be.
As well as the caves, there is plenty to see and do out in the open air as well. I’d highly recommend climbing Jacob’s Ladder – 274 steps to the top – and scaling the Lookout Tower – 48 steps more – to take a look at the Mendips and beyond from up high. The steps are steep so there are four breaks for you to catch your breath. Once at the top you can continue on the Clifftop Walk which takes you on a stunning 3 mile walk and enables you to see breathtaking views and a wide variety of different species from the primitive goats to the Soay sheep.
If after a long day’s walk all you want is some time to relax and have fun, then check out the Crazy Golf to end your day with a smile on your face. Don’t forget to check out the selection of shops in the village too – plenty of places to buy Cheddar cheese, cider, preserves and souvenirs along the way.
Important Information Cheddar Gorge
Eating – There are plenty of places to eat in the village of Cheddar – a variety of cafes such as The Mousehole Cafe & Restaurant and tearooms offering hot drinks, cream teas and more, a selection of pubs and bars such as The Bath Arms offering British staples such as roast dinners and pub lunches as well as the odd seafood bar (Tuckers) and world cuisines restaurant. There is something for every appetite here. Don’t forget the various cheese shops – some have tasting bars – and there’s also a few ice cream parlours too!
Facilities in brief – Caves, lookout tower, crazy golf and a walk with spectacular views.
Entry price – *TBC
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *TBC there are no prices currently on their website as they remain closed.
Opening: Cheddar Gorge is still closed because of Covid 19. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome.
Address: Cheddar BS27 3QF, Somerset, England. Phone: 01934 742343
This is a guest post with thanks to Rebecca from Keene On Travel
Category – Caves and other attractions – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for most ages
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