- Caves and Mines
- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, 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 our 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 our ancestors survived the ice age. You may even encounter the Cheddar Man!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Cheddar, Somerset and Bristol, BS27 3QF, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:00
Closed 24th to 25th December
Kids (5-15): £16.95
Under 5's: Free
Costa Coffee (above Gough's Cave) for the perfect coffee in relaxing surroundings. Also serves a delicious range of hot and cold snacks.
Ladies' and gents' toilets located near Costa Coffee and a toilet for disabled also available.
Cave matured Cheddar cheese, fudge, books, gemstones and a wide range of quality gifts for all ages.
Baby food facilities
Baby changing facilities. High Chairs in Costa Coffee.