Cheddar Gorge & Caves

BS27 3QF

Cheddar Gorge & Caves


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 hidden secrets including fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors.

Since the excavation, in 1890, Gough’s Cave has gained an international reputation for its historical and geological significance. The cave was the home of ‘Cheddar Man’; Britain’s oldest, complete skeleton found in 1903. It is also the site of the largest underground river system in Britain. To learn more take a guided tour through the impressive caves and visit the Museum of Prehistory.

From experiences such as the new multimedia Dreamhunters, come rain or shine Cheddar Gorge and Caves is always a great day out for the whole family. This year, get excited as for the first time we introduce a whole host of events, from Wildlife Week and the Festival of Archaeology, to a Halloween celebration deep within the caves.

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January to December




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                  PET INFORMATION

                    ROOM & UNIT FEATURES

                      SPECIALIST FEATURES

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                          TRAVEL & TRADE

                            • American Express accepted

                            • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

                            • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

                            • Coach parking

                            • Conference facilities

                            • Delta accepted

                            • Demonstrations Given

                            • Diners Club accepted

                            • Dogs Accepted

                            • Educational Visits Accepted

                            • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

                            • French audio guide

                            • French printed material

                            • German audio guide

                            • German printed material

                            • Groups accepted

                            • Guide dogs permitted

                            • Guided Tours Available for Groups

                            • In countryside

                            • Indoor Attraction

                            • Maestro accepted

                            • Marketed towards children

                            • Marketed towards families

                            • Marketed towards senior citizens

                            • Marketed towards student/youth

                            • MasterCard accepted

                            • Max group size

                            • Min group size

                            • On site parking

                            • On-Site café/restaurant

                            • Open All Year

                            • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

                            • Outdoor Attraction

                            • Parking (charge)

                            • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                            • Picnic Site

                            • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

                            • Ramp/Level Access

                            • Smoking Some Areas

                            • Solo accepted

                            • Spanish printed material

                            • Special group rates

                            • TIC Staff Admitted Free

                            • Toilets

                            • Toilets for disabled visitors

                            • Village Location

                            • Visa accepted

                            Road Directions

                            Nearest motorway is M5. Leave motorway at junction 22 and at roundabout take 3rd exit (A38 north) signposted Cheddar Caves. Follow brown signs to A38 junction with A371, turning right onto A371 follow road to Cheddar outskirts and, at BP petrol station, turn onto B3135 to Cheddar Gorge. From Bristol take A38. From Bath take A39 then B3135.

                            Public Transport Directions

                            Nearest railway station is Weston super Mare. 126-bus service leaves every hour at 2 minutes past the hour and takes approximately 50 minutes to Cheddar. 126 service also operates from Wells, leaving every hour at 40 minutes past the hour, taking approximately 25 minutes to Cheddar (Mon – Sat). Less frequent service on Sundays.


                            Cheddar Gorge & Caves
                            BS27 3QF
                            United Kingdom

                            T: 01934 742343



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