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Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar BS27 3QF, England
+44 1934 742343
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These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
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Cheddar BS27 3QF, England
+44 1934 742343
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Buy your tickets online and save 15% Gough's Cave This is the largest of the caves and takes about 40 minutes. Audio guide describes how the caves were found and how they are formed. About half way round there's a guy handing out samples of...More

4  Thank ollymiles
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely place been before but never stops being amazing love the area lots to do and see cheddar caves are great value on your ticket u get open tour bus cox caves and u can use them again we was told for up to ten...More

Thank Lisa l
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great place used to go when I was a child the prices are high but it is a good half a day out Children enjoyed it

Thank Alice M
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Cheddar is a little place,which has got a cozy feeling in it.The little shops and coffee houses.We went there my sister me and my nephew to have a great time,and we did.The caves are interestin especially with the audiable tour guiding.It is well worth to...More

Thank imi19
Reviewed 3 August 2016

It is fourty years since I was last here and sadly it seemed like nothing has changed - in the Multi Media tech age you could imagine what would happen if the owners (Lord Bath of Longleat fame) invested here. Even the staff talked about...More

2  Thank robert p
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very good, unfortunately it was raining so the open top bus tour wasn't on but the tickets last for 10 years if you didn't see a certain attraction so you can come back another time (they stamp your ticket when you enter each attraction so...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I didn't go into the caves, but was amply impressed with the drive down the gorge itself. Fantastic scenery and thankfully I wasn't actually driving. A good friend had volunteered to take his 4x4 that afternoon, allowing me to photograph at leisure. We stopped on...More

1  Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The caves themselves were quite interesting to walk around, particularly Goughs cave. However, I thought the best attraction there was the cliff top walk. The views were absolutely incredible, it was quite a long hike and it was very hard going in some bits but...More

Thank vicky4134
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Other reviews tell you to bring a jumper. rubbish, it is a constant pleasant temperature in there, indeed, they still mature cheese in here, the same temp all year round.Plenty of parking around. The ticket includes the prehistory museum, which goes into cannabalism quite a...More

Thank ajbkaraoke
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Tickets last for 10 years ... great marketing. The village car park is cheaper (and much easier to find a spot) than most of the dedicated car parks and it only adds 4/5 minutes walk time. Coughs cave is fantastically set up. Definitely take the...More

Thank the_plusa_family
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This might be a silly question but I am terrified of heights and get very anxious taking my 2 young children anywhere above pavement level!!! are there rails around the cliff tops or is it sheer drops?? Thanks in advance xx
8 June 2017|
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Response from Henry T | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said there really aren't any edges or drops close to paths, Jacobs Ladder steps are long but not especially steep so fine. And for the record although I've done over 3,500 skydives I hate heights and... More
Gill M
Is the bus running on 11th April 2017?
10 April 2017|
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Response from indalomansx | Reviewed this property |
Sorry was out of touch could not answer at right time.
natasha W
how long does the national trust walk take? where is the free parkig located?
16 March 2017|
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Response from natasha W | Reviewed this property |
thanks for replies, took us 2 hrs 45 mins for the national trust walk with a toddler in the end :) and paid the £5 for parking.