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Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar BS27 3QF, England
44 1934 742343
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Ranked #3 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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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely scenery but we only had a short time there as had wedding in the afternoon, minimum parking is £5, we drove past the village to about the second parking area in the gorge watched the goats and was then approached by the guy giving out car park tickets I explained we were just staying for 30mins max but although... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Haven't been to Cheddar for more than 10 years and was shocked to find how commercialised the caves had become, after all it's just holes in the ground. Locals complain the price has killed off a lot of tourism, such a shame as the village is wonderful

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East Yorkshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We took the open-top bus and visited the museum and Cox's cave. It was OK but nothing special. The open-top bus ride was very short. You can drive through the gorge for free.

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

the day was ok, we were lucky with the weather, which helped, but we've now done it and would not go again

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ENGLAND
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A lovely day out, I liked the way the attractions were linked as were the car parks so if you paid for a car park at the bottom of the gorge your fee allowed you to use any of the others too so if you felt it was too far to walk, no problem. We however chose to use the... More

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london, uk
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

All in all this place was received well by our group who all varied in ages. The caves were pretty good. The bus tour, short and sweet, but fun for the kids - felt a little commercialised and the guide sounded like he knew he was repeating the same old jokes all day. But I must commend one member of... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We booked to go caving here and it is one of the best decisions we have ever made. Phil our guide was perfect - even putting up with my jitters. The equipment is all explained easily and quickly and off you head for a great underground experience. So don't just visit the caves, book in for the caving too. We... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went as a big group, was interested to look around but once you've seen it once you've seen it! I realised after you pay for the cave, the rest of it is free anyway. Would go back again but just spend some time on the little street up to the caves, lots of little shops. Don't get me wrong it... More

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ayrshire
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Firstly I'd advice an early start- the caves open at 10am during summer months - as this place gets busy very quickly. Car parking is available in the village (you can buy tickets and take the open top double decker up through the gorge, weather permitting ) or park in spaces along the gorge road. Look out for parking attendant... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bought our tickets ahead of time with Bristol Tourism Bureau. Worked great. Drive there and Park and the double-decker bus takes you through the beautiful Gorge near the top. Then you walk back, touring the 2 caves, walks and shops. Charming villages. Had fun talking to the shop owners. Family loved the caves. Scenery was amazing. And yes, we bought... More

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