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“jacobs ladder”(455 reviews)
“lookout tower”(167 reviews)
“goughs cave”(177 reviews)
These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Cheddar BS27 3QF, England
+44 1934 742343
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This morning we had a highly enjoyable tour of cheddar caves. V interesting and the audio tour made the visit very informative. My kids are learning about earthquakes, platonic etc in geography so it was very relevant. V inspiring story of the Gough family and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnneT927
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a pleasant day looking around the village and exploring the gorge and caves. I thought Gough's cave was fascinating and informative through an audio guide (which is included in the price) I thought it well worth the money. I notice a number of reviewers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JezandLoz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful caves and the chesse is not bad too, i like how they make the chesses in the cave very unique

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Adam H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful part of the country we thoroughly enjoyed Goughs Cave but the Dreamhunters in Cox's Cave was a total waste of time. Not even sure what it was about but the light effects ruined the experience. Didn't really see the point in it. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank L D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were part of a tour and could only do the walk up Jacobs ladder due to time restrictions (no caves!). The walk up was 250 steps, to be done with at least a couple of breaks. The tower is being restored so it’s completely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 917stellac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title says really. Had an Incredible time in the caves (both Gough’s Cave and Dream Hunters) spectacular formations and top quality guided tours. But at £17 per person (£20 on the door i believe) it would be very pricey for a family trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited the caves over 20 years ago, it was interesting to see what changes had been made. Thankfully, Gough's cave is more or less the same, with the most amazing stalactites and stalagmites. St Pauls and Niagara Falls are under one (cave) roof! The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long cave very interesting you are able to take dogs in. You can buy tickets in several places, not busy this time of year but very busy during summer. We have been different times of year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the rain we had a fabulous day exploring the caves and attractions. We particularly enjoyed the dream chasers attraction, it was very cleverly done.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank milesymilesy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To put it quite bluntly ´A rip off!’ We were a family of 8, my husband and I , my two daughters and their husbands and our two very young grandchildren. I asked for a family ticket, ‘impossible’ according to the chap on the desk,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 30, 2018|
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Response from shyboy2011 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so...there is nothing scary... take it slow..there are a few steps here and there...
Rashid K
September 14, 2018|
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Response from gabbagabbaheyhey | Reviewed this property |
Not if you start your walk at The Lions Head Rock and finish at the top of Jacob's Ladder
Judy B
August 14, 2018|
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Response from sheron h | Reviewed this property |
yes they are