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Cheddar Caves & Gorge

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Address: Cheddar BS27 3QF, England
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These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.

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Amazing caves

We spent a very enjoyable day at cheddar gorge. A visit to the cave plus cake and coffee costs 12.50, which is not a bad deal...i do feel ut is quite commercial..you shouldn't... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Joe A
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable day at cheddar gorge. A visit to the cave plus cake and coffee costs 12.50, which is not a bad deal...i do feel ut is quite commercial..you shouldn't have to pay 5 pounds to climb Jacobs ladder, but a visit to the caves really was an experience of a lifetime and quite educational thanks to... More 

1 Thank Joe A
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I are currently visiting Somerset and were keen to see the Cheddar Gorge. We were not disappointed! There is so much to do: Gough's Cave (which is the highlight), an open bus tour, a walk along the top of the gorge, Cox's cave, the museum, and the cheese! Gough's Cave is breathtaking and the icing on the... More 

1 Thank thomas m
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Visited during a one night stopover on the way to Cornwall. Beautiful scenery and caves spoilt by too many tacky shops. Won't be back.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We had wanted to go for a while and were not disappointed. The main cave is amazing with a really good audio tour. You have lots to do with your £20 ticket. Go on a tour bus, visit the museum and to go up a big viewing platform to name a few. Plus if you don't do any of these... More 

Thank David1906
Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It was a day trip we did. The caves were very inspiring. I particular liked how the interpretations built in together archaeological facts, imaginative stories, and geographic know-hows. It certainly made me appreciate the caves more. Besides, a walk around the top of the mountain offered a bird's eye view of the gorge. We also encountered many interesting trees and... More 

Thank Marleneinbristol
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Had a pleasant afternoon here, walking through the caves and walking up the top. Great views inside and out. As an overseas tourist would have preferred to pay for what had time to do - having a '10 year' ticket is of little use to us and therefore paid what we won't use. The self-guided tour in the cave gave... More 

Thank Eric W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The village of cheddar itself is a beautiful little village and if you come by car the drive through the Gorge is amazing, a winding road through the Gorge and a new view round each corner. We decided not to pay £20 to walk up the commercial route of the Gorge and instead found a National Trust trail just outside... More 

Thank CraigTye
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

One of the caves has the original self-guided tour with some appropriately cheesy voices guiding you around and telling you as much, or as little, as you want, with special versions of the tour for the kids which are also hilarious for adults to listen to. The other set of caves have (reasonably) recently been re-done one to turn it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We did a good 2 hour walk through the Cheddar Gorge.It's great if the weather allows you to have a picnic with the stunning views in the background. The downside is that you have to pay to walk through this nature trail, which I found a bit off putting. On the other hand, the ticket is valid for 10 years... More 

Thank ElenaDemetriou
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Really stunning views in the cave, slightly ruined by Costa coffee, but it's not all bad. The views are really breathtaking, and after not going in for years this was made even better. The rest of Cheddar is nice as well, with obviously the sweet kitchen, followed by the upcoming zip-wire, and the open top bus coming up and down... More 

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