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Cheddar Caves and Gorge

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Attraction Information

The biggest, most dramatic gorge in Britain, with cliffs rising to 450ft and two beautiful stalactite caverns! The 3 mile long Cheddar Gorge, created by successive Ice Age melt-waters, was first occupied by your ancestors (Homo britannicus) 40,000 years ago.

Excess energy? You'll soon burn it off climbing the 274 steps up the side of the Gorge, then 48 more to the top of the Lookout Tower! There are 4 landing stages for those who prefer a slower pace.

The Crystal Quest is a dramatic story kids can follow through the cave beyond Cox's, where character figures and props plus strobe and speciality lighting add to the adventure!

Plus in the Museum of Pre-History kids can try their hand at cave painting, enjoy summer demonstrations of flint knapping and fire making and learn how your ancestors survived the ice age. You may even encounter the Cheddar Man!

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th - 25th December

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (16+): £19.95
Kids (5-15): £14.95
Under 5's: Free

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Somerset and Bristol,
BS27 3QF,

Phone number

01934 742343


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info


The Cliff-top walk can be muddy and slippery underfoot on wet days. Wear walking shoes/boots and clothing to suit the weather. Be careful at cliff-edges.

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