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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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  • Bought a ticket that covered five or so attractions along the gorge for £20 (adult). We first went into Gough’s Cave. These caves were stunning and amazing, the natural features are fantastic to see; ...  more »
  • The gorge is a sight worth visiting. Stunning rock formations and very friendly people. The caves were enjoyable and interesting for all the family. We all enjoyed climbing Jacobs ladder and the looko...  more »
  • We paid £38 entrance for 1 adult and 1 child and to park the car. The caves are ok but there are better and cheaper examples in the uk. The other attractions were poor. If I went again, I park the car...  more »