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Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar, Somerset and Bristol, England

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Cheddar, Somerset and Bristol, BS27 3QF, England


Click here to visit Cheddar Caves and Gorge's website
01934 742343

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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


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

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.

Clothing requirements

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.

Guest suitability

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.

Parking facilities

October - February Half Term
All Day: £3.00

March - September
All Day: £5.00


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