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Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar BS27 3QF, England
44 1934 742343
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Cheddar
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Canyons
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The caves are spectacular. We went on a rainy August day, and even that didn't spoil this. Our 12 year old was engaged and interested. The crystal cave is worth a look with it's disco lighting and crystal quest. The open top bus tour was great, as is the cliff-top walk. My top tip: if you are planning on doing... More

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redditch
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Parking Plentiful & £5 per day per car Excellent Cream Teas on Offer Jacobs Ladder "makes you think" (do it & just keep going) Have been many times over the years When our boys were very young But first time as a couple without the boys Loved it... H & K

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We live nearby (16 miles) and have visited the town of Cheddar often butnever been to the caves, so decided to go (regardless of the expense). Once we got over the initial wallet ache we started to enjoy ourselves.... the scenery and caves are stunning but alas, the entrance fee is far too expensive.

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Buckinghamshire, England
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Cheddar Gorge itself is lovely, as is Goughs cave. The other caves however are horribly tacky and are much better avoided. The walk around the Gorge is also well worth doing.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

we bought a family ticket costing £57 +£5 for parking,and although the main cave is interesting it certainly wasn't worth that much money.the other cave was just a joke.we took the open-topped bus ride which again was fun but still didn't make it worth that much money.we even asked if we could just pay to see gough's cave but that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Don't waste your time going under ground and paying a hefty fee... Do the Gorge Walk! Enjoy the views from the top. Get to the top and spot the land marks, find Glastonbury Tor and work your way round. Fancy a coffee? Ignore Costa... try Derricks Tea Room... sounds odd but its very nice.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There is no doubt this is a fabulous setting with stunning scenery. But in my view the tickets are very expensive. With 2 young kids 5/3 this also isn't really suitable for younger ones. I hadn't really wanted the Wooky caves but I think we made the wrong choice for now anyway. The second caves were pretty scary for mine... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Whilst en-route to Devon, we decided to take a short trip to Cheddar Gorge. The natural scenery is beautiful and gave me some great panoramic photos. Unfortunately to park at the gorge costs £5 for all day (a 3 hour stay is enough) and then to walk up 274 steps along a 3 mile path that hasn't seen any investment... More

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We started off at paying £5 for the whole day for parking then alot more for entering a few things like Richard Gough's cave, then Cox's cave, the open top bus tour, climbing the 274 steps to the lookout tower and also the pre-history exhibition. We didnt do the walk around the top of the gorges but help is at... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Used our club card points to buy a family ticket, so a superb day out for us. Did both caves, Jacobs ladder and the museum. The audio guides for Gough's cave are really good telling you the history plus a great alternative story available for children. Superb views from the viewing tower and a great cliff top walk if you're... More

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