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Cheddar

The village of Cheddar, on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is famous around the world – and rightly so. It has the country’s largest gorge, the biggest underground river and the highest inland limestone cliffs. It is also where the oldest complete human skeleton was discovered.

All these natural phenomena guarantee incredible sights from dripping stalactites to far distant vistas and from peregrine falcons to the rare Cheddar Pink. It is a wonderful place for climbing, caving, wildlife watching and walking - being a Walkers Are Welcome village.


Important in Roman and Saxon times, the village has long been recognised for its natural riches, in particular the lush pastures that have produced the famous cheese still bearing its name. It is renowned too for its strawberries. Today the Strawberry Line, which once took the prized fruit straight to the London market, is an easy, level 15 mile track for walkers and cyclists.


There is so much to do in Cheddar, whether it is exploring the magnificent caves, walking up the gorge, seeing how Cheddar cheese is made or enjoying a Somerset cream tea. The cave complex includes exhibitions, walks and an open top bus ride. Visiting the Gorge itself is free with no toll or ticket required and parking in the Upper Gorge. There is a charge for parking in the “marked out” Lower Gorge spaces or in car parks in the village and for entry to the Caves. The land in the gorge on the north side is owned by the National Trust.


In the centre of the village is the Market Cross, a Scheduled Monument dating from the 15th Century. In the 17th and 18th Centuries, there were numerous watermills used in the making of flour and paper and later for large scale clothing production.


The Mendip Hills, through which the gorge plunges, boast hundreds of ancient monuments, flower rich grasslands, lovely villages and wooded combes.

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  1. Cheddar Petruth Paddocks

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    Cheddar Petruth Paddocks

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    Cheddar Petruth Paddocks is a place where anyone can rock up and feel immediately at home. From the couple in their expensive new motor home to a bunch of young lads in a £29.99 tent from Aldi,...

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  2. Cheddar Gorge

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    Visit Britain’s biggest gorge, take in the dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and explore the stunning stalactite caverns below.

    Created by Ice age melt-waters over millions of years, this world...

  3. Cheddar Gorge & Caves

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    Explore Britain’s biggest gorge, from the stunning stalactite caverns to the dramatic cliffs rising over 450ft. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which reveals many...

  4. National Trust - King John's Hunting Lodge

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    This early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant's house (circa 1500) provides a fascinating insight...

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    The Old Manor House B&B

    Cross, Near Axbridge

    The Old Manor House is situated directly at the foot of the Mendip Hills, just off the A38 on the...

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    Nestled in the beautiful Mendip Hills, Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa is the perfect place to relax and...

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    Gorge View Cottage is an award-winning sustainable four-star self-catering holiday cottage for two,...

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    Amazing large and landscaped 18-hole crazy golf...

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    Lavender & Co is a single estate lavender field...

  11. The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company - Shop

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    Cheddar

    We are the only cheesemakers left in Cheddar and...

  12. King John’s Hunting Lodge

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