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Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar, Somerset and Bristol, England

Attraction Information

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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 Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Cheddar, Somerset and Bristol, BS27 3QF, England


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

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:00

Closed 24th to 25th December


Adults: £19.95

Kids (5-15): £16.95

Under 5's: Free

More Information

Eating information

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.

Gift shop

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.


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