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Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar

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England's oldest complete human skeleton, affectionately nicknamed Cheddar Man, was found in the caves at Cheddar Caves & Gorge in 1903. These caves are still a popular point of interest in the area. In fact, scientists continue to study the physical environment of the caves in an area called the Cheddar Complex, where there are biological phenomenon unique to its location. It has been suggested that Cox's and Gough's caves were both sites of prehistoric cheese making. Cheddar cheese is still made in the lower part of the gorge, so be sure to stop by a local shop to taste a few bites. Before your shopping trip, work up an appetite by rock climbing or by walking along Jacob's Ladder on the gorge's upper crest, where you'll find the best views. A visit to the Cheddar Man Museum will yield a comprehensive explanation of the prehistoric activity in the Gorge, the history of Cheddar Man's discovery, and views of remains found inside the caves. Our Cheddar itinerary planner makes visiting Cheddar Caves & Gorge and other Cheddar attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 21, 2017
    should be separate price for each attraction as you may only want to visit one cave. open topbus does not run any more. controlled crossings needed very busy road to cross. not enough seating for adul...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Highl6recommend. Fantastic for children. Our 6 and 8 year old enjoyed the children's audio story through cheddar Caves. We visited on Tesco Clubcard vouchers. Highly recommended as much cheaper. Fanta...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A good mixture of natural beauty and things to do. The caves are interesting and the cliff top walk is very picturesque. Beware, the path at the top is very slippery when wet  more »

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