- 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
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Cheddar, Somerset and Bristol, BS27 3QF, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th and 25th December
Kids (5-15): £16.95
Under 5's: Free
30 minutes before attraction closes
Dogs are welcome.
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.
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.
October - February Half Term: £3.00
March - September: £5.00