Cheddar Gorge & Caves
Cheddar Gorge & Caves
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and Caves; an enchanting and adventurous day out for the whole family! Cheddar Gorge is not only one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks, but also in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Gorge boasts awe-inspiring cliffs and extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves, plus it holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors. What are you waiting for? Nature, wildlife, history, adventure - experience the wonder of it all on a perfect all-season day out in Somerset.
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Dave H
Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, UK86 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Well organised attraction- the ticket covering 5 attractions is easy to use and reasonable value. The best part by far is the main cavern (Goughs Cave) that is worth travelling to see - the other parts wouldn’t justify the visit on their own a but as a package it was a pleasant day
Written 20 March 2023
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Jo B
Wakefield, UK31 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Disappointing visit overall, not good value for money at £22.75 per person. The Gough Cave was interesting but the rest of the ‘attractions’ which came in the price are obviously just fillers to justify the entry price. Wouldn’t recommend,
Written 11 February 2023
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DinerSouthsea
Bournemouth, UK125 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Amazing as always to visit the only down side is although all amenities are dog friendly the on-site cafe isn’t ? Which means if it’s wet or inclement you either get wet, go without or leave the site to go to an independent tea rooms down the road ( great but incredibly busy and very small) cheddar is really missing a trick here a simple dog friendly area inside could be marked off and watch the profits grow!
Written 3 February 2023
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Shakyla M
United Kingdom2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We went to cheddar today to see the tower and the caves. We had lots of interactions with Tom and he was so lovely and showed us around and expanded our knowledge too as-well as being very friendly . Would definitely recommend coming here , perfect for a family day out.
Written 16 January 2023
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK6,558 contributions
Jul 2022
The first cave we visited at Cheddar Gorge was Gough’s cave. The cave has plenty of stalagmites and stalactites and a good audio commentary was included in the price. This cave is also where the wheels of Cheddar Cheese are matured.

Cox’s Cave was a huge disappointment after Gough’s cave. Its multimedia display of the adventures of early man just did nothing for us and just served to distract us from the natural beauty of the cave. Probably best to visit this cave first, then you may not be so disappointed!

The Gorge (and the village) can get very busy, with most parking taken by late morning. However, in the evening, when everything is closed, it can be a great time to visit the gorge and explore the natural beauty without hordes of tourists and traffic (plus the parking is free in the evening).

Cheddar George day tickets ( that includes Gough and Cox Caves, Museum of Prehistory, Jacob's Ladder, Lookout Tower, Cliff-Top Walk) was £20.95 (Adult) and £15.70 (Child 5 to 15), under 5's are free.
Written 6 January 2023
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Tiffany F
Chelmsford, UK6 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
We were staying nearby so felt we needed to visit. We have been before but not with our young son, who did enjoy it but £63 is alot of money (2adults and 1 child) for a 20 minute visit. I appreciate there are other attractions (which we didn’t visit on this occasion) but they are all free anyway. Just a tiny bit steep but still, we enjoyed it and it was dog friendly which is amazing. Wish more places were. I would say that the chap in the gift shop was really lovely, very enthusiastic and friendly.
Written 6 January 2023
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N B
Gloucester, UK79 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Great visit. Loved the recorded commentary that was offered, great to hear the history behind the caves. Goughs cave was our favourite with the amazing lights and storytelling. All the staff we met were friendly and welcoming. Tip to convert your Tesco clubcard vouchers, we wouldn't have gone without them. Thouroughly recommended.
Written 2 January 2023
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JayWestYy
Leeds, UK406 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
What a pity. It is just so EXPENSIVE. 2 adults and 2 teens plus parking is nearly £100 for around 90 mins of sight seeing. The big cave is excellent but at the price it’s really not worth the cost which is a massive shame. At 1/2 the price it would be expensive. At this price it’s just way too much.
Written 1 January 2023
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Candice W
Corby, UK14 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Really quite expensive for what you get. £20 each for adults but the attractions (minus the cliff top walk) probably take 90mins max to explore. The best attraction - the cliff top walk- you could do for free anyway. It's great that the caves and museum allow dogs though.

Regarding the cliff top walk, this is much more of a hike. We went on a very rainy day and it was actually pretty dangerous as it's hilly and rocky and muddy - we slipped over a number of times despite having good hiking footwear on. Please be careful when doing this walk and I'd avoid it in wet weather. You could very easily twist an ankle or stumble down a hill.
Written 27 December 2022
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Dec 2022 • Couples
We came to cheddar for a few hours. Went into both Caves and up jacobs ladder. Stoped in the local for a break .
Price for two was £40.00
All in all an ok couple of hours.
But when it comes to the parking what a racket pay and display was £6.00. There is no need to have a minimum charge so high.
Only live an hour away. But won't be back after that rip off ..
Written 20 December 2022
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