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“Cool caves and Cider!”

Cheddar Caves & Gorge
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Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip from London
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King Arthur's Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip Experience from London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Cheddar Gorge is such a quaint little tourist spot (so blatantly) but not without it's charm. The caves and caverns are wonderful and full of insight to how the Cheddar man lived. The thorn in the side was the admission charge, which I found was pretty heavy at £18.50 per person! It included entry to the main cave, a smaller (more impressive cave) that opened every 30 mins, a small museum and the look out post (Jacob's Ladder) which sounds like a lot but is really not.

So anyway the caves were impressive and provided a nice shelter from the winter cold and rain, an audio tour was included but became so annoying that we gave up in the end. The smaller caves had much better features and were lit up in a way to give the caverns a beautiful and magical feel. The Jacobs ladder thing is located on top of the gorge, to get there you must ascend a steep set of stairs. It is worth it as you can see for miles around and it is a nice touch.

The village itself is quite quaint, but so obviously built for tourists. I enjoyed it nonetheless as there was a place in which you could purchase Cheddar from Cheddar, an Ale shop and a Cider shop (of which I came out a bit tipsy!). Over all a good day and I would go for the cheese and Cider!

1  Thank Beadsbb
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

one ticket to all caves, museum, open top bus,jacob ladder and mendip hills walk
a great day out
Parking £5.00 and the attendant apologies for having to charge
but all goes towards the up keep its worth it

Thank dionne1155
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We parked at the top end of the gorge and walked along the cliff top to the village, can do this on both sides of the gorge. Amazed when we went down Jacobs ladder that they were charging £5, with access through a shop, to go up the steps to the lookout. We could easily see on the OS map that access can be gained to the public footpath further down in the village. Shops were expensive and for us, didn't have anything tempting. Couldn't believe the price of bus trip/cave entrance etc. Its really easy to walk through the gorge, and you can do it in your own time. It's pretty enough, but have seen much better elsewhere in Europe.(Gorge du Verdon) We weren't interested in the caves, having been in very good ones in Australia and Europe so cannot comment on them. Did find a nice quiet bench by stream to eat picnic. Dread to think what it must be like in summer, people everywhere.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great value for money, big portions and very tasty! They didn't rush us even though we were there quite late and the staff were very polite and friendly.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We went out of season in fed so not very busy.The area is a little run down from when i was a kid (a pub and resturant all closed down and borded up) and a few shops also closed down. We paid about £30 for 2 adult tickets which gets up in to cox's cave goughs cave the open top tour bus (which only runs school holidays and from end of april till end of september) and jacobs ladder. The ladder is about 350 steps up the gorge and you need a head for hights and fairly fit but when you get to the top its worth while.The views are great and if your lucky you might see the falcons flying around.The caves themselves are amazing but cox's cave and crystal quest are a BIG let down. Alround a great place to visit but very very expensive for what it is.

Thank Andywilson1971
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