Are you planning to visit Cheddar Gorge?
The charming town of Cheddar is located in the beautiful English countryside of Somerset. The town of Cheddar is the mecca for all cheese lovers. Named as the home of the true cheddar cheese.
The famous and well-loved cheese has been delicately made in the caves of Cheddar Gorge. Where the right temperature and humidity perfectly blended to make this delectable cheese.
Read More: The List of the Best Cheeses in the World
Other than the famous Cheddar gorge caves, there are also other Cheddar gorge attractions that would be perfect for kids and family like the interactive show inside the cave about the origins of human and the woods overlooking the whole gorge.
Cheddar Gorge directions and postcode:
There are various ways to reach Cheddar Gorge.
If you are driving, you can enter the Cheddar gorge postcode – BS27 3QF
This will take you to the main high street where the entrance to the caves is located. There are ample parking spaces nearby. Make sure to bring some cash/coins with you for the parking. Parking charges are from £5 for the whole day or £3 from 3 pm to 5 pm
If you are using public transport (trains and bus), from the main cities of the UK there are frequent trains going to Bristol (Temple Meads) then swap for Weston-Super-Mare. Check the latest train times and prices with Trainline.
Once you reach the Weston-Super-Mare, you need to take the FIRST Bus 126 (Sunday 826) to Cheddar.
Cheddar Gorge Opening times
Cheddar Gorge is open from 10 am – 5 pm. You definitely have the whole day to enjoy the beauty of the Cheddar Gorge.
Visit the six Cheddar gorge attractions:
The Gough’s cave is the main attraction of the Cheddar Gorge. You can find various rock formations that were formed millions of years ago. Named after the Victorian explorer Richard Gough who spearheaded the excavation of the cave and the discovery of the Cheddar man skeleton.
You can also find the famous cave matured cheddar cheese inside the Gough’s cave. The cave’s temperature creates the ideal atmosphere to mature the cheddar cheese.
Beyond the View
The is a cinematic Cheddar gorge attraction that will take you around the stunning landscape around the gorge from a new viewpoint. It is great for all ages!
The presentation will take around 15 minutes that will surely take you to the new heights in seeing the beauty of the gorge.
Museum of Prehistory
The museum of Prehistory has a great collection of carefully curated artefacts discovered in the Cheddar area. They also have the great collection of relic about the great archaeological find and world-famous Cheddar man.
The Cheddar man is the oldest complete human skeleton found in Britain that was discovered in 1903 during the exploration of Gough’s cave.
Dreamhunters (Cox’s Cave)
A fantastic multimedia experience that will be great for kids and family. The whole experience will take you back to the story of our human ancestors survive and discover things. It depicts creatively the evolution of man.
Jacob’s Ladder and Lookout Tower
After the film showing of the Dreamhunters, you can ascend to go to Jacob’s ladder. The 274 steps will take you to the start of the Cliff-top walk and the Lookout tower.
If you are not scared of heights, then climb the Lookout tower. This Cheddar gorge attraction will give you a great view of the gorge.
For more adventurous things to do around the Cheddar Gorge, you can hike the 3-mile roundtrip to the summit of the gorge. You can enjoy the breath-taking scenery and enjoy the wildlife.
Get and download the Cheddar Gorge map here.
After visiting these Cheddar Gorge attractions, you can also walk around the little high street of Cheddar and try various type of cheeses, most especially the Cave mature cheddar cheese. The only cheddar cheese made in Cheddar.
After the active day in Cheddar, you can also visit the nearby attractions to Cheddar Gorge like the Wookey hole and the Wells Cathedral.
Top Activities in Cheddar Gorge
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