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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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  • Lovely scenery, quaint little shops, caves were brilliant. Wish the bus tour could have gone on further, felt a little pointless going up half the hill-great tour guide though. Great chap in the cave ...  more »
  • With 2 kids in tow I wasn't sure whether they would appreciate the caves but the kids audio tour really got them involved and we all enjoyed walking at our own pace. The caves weren't crowded and we c...  more »
  • We were staying close to Cheddar Gorge, so it would have been rood not to visit. We visited both of the caves and went up Jacobs Ladder. We did find it quite expensive for what you got, however it you...  more »