COVID-19 Update

For lockdown ideas, updates and more, read our latest blog or join our Facebook Group!

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

  • Cheddar
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Caves and Mines

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!

club logo

Join our membership

  • A green tickSave money on great days out
  • A green tick£1 for 30 days - cancel anytime
  • A green tickDo more for less
Try it for £1

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

Travel & Contact Information


, Cheddar, Somerset and Bristol, BS27 3QF, England

Phone number

01934 742343



Click here to visit Cheddar Caves and Gorge's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

October - February Half Term
All Day: £3.00

March - September
All Day: £5.00

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Cheddar Caves and Gorge is not wheelchair friendly.

Those with severely restricted mobility or who are wheelchair dependent will find much of Cheddar Gorge & Caves inaccessible including the caves, the Cliff-top Walk and the Lookout Tower.

No, Cheddar Caves and Gorge have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome.

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.

attractions redesign