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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: Canyons, Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Good time of year to visit as not so busy but all shops etc still open. Parking is easy and we could get right up to the caves to park. Plenty of tea rooms and coffee shops. Great for real cheddar cheeses and local cider!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I guess the fact that I get a discount for purchasing a family ticket although with the purchase of a parking space be prepared for something that will not be a cheap day out. The ticket gets you entry to the Gorge, some other caves, up Jacob's ladder, a museum and a bus ride. Its an experience I have heard... More

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Very informative and the audio guide was very worthwhile and interesting. Beautiful part of the country and worth the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Admittedly we went out of season, albeit on a beautiful day. The gorge itself is stunning, but it is spoiled by all the really tacky tourist shops selling cheap and nasty tat- think ugly stuffed toys and fridge magnets etc, as well as unconvincing "traditional" sweets, extremely expensive cheddar cheese and cider. Out of season the Cray golf and boarded... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I didn't have time to do the caves, at £18 for an adult, I hope it's good! I did go up Jacobs Ladder to the Observation Tower, which has incredible views of the surrounding area (even on a dull day I could see plenty of features such as Glastonbury Tor), the two itself is also rather quaint

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West Midlands
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Goughs Cave is fantastic and the audio guide is very informative. Cox's Cave was prob a 5 min walk around ending with the crystal quest.The dragon is quite cool but the rest of it... meh?! We then had a wander around the shops and museum. Its very easy to spend money here with all the cheese and shiny things :)... More

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited years ago and couldn't wait to get back to visit. However things have changed ie the tickets. I do not understand why you have to pay to climb Jacobs ladder therefore included in the ticket. Or indeed the museum as no one was even there to check it! So we paid almost £60 to visit 2 caves and... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The adventure caving was quite a challenge at times but great fun. I was the only customer for this tour which meat that I had a wonderful time asking questions galore and spending extra time in some of the chambers and tackling extra obstacles. It's very physical and claustrophobic at times, but really enjoyable. I ended up asking advice for... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The gorge walk was fantastic, and we are going back for the caves as sadly we never got a chance to look, due to time constraints, but the tickets last ten years, so cannot go wrong for the price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great day out had by myself and the Mrs, would certainly recommend, some fantastic fossils to been seen and a few shops to buy goods from too, cheese factory is worth a visit.

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