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!
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