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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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  • Last visited the Gorge many years ago but the Gorge is still outstanding & breath taking. Standing amongst the Gorge & looking up in some cases over 400ft is just so impressive whilst considering how ...  more »
  • Enjoyable full day out. Tickets are a little pricey at £20pp but good that for the bits we didn't fit in you can revisit up to 10 years. We fit in both Caves, a walk up to the lookout, and half the go...  more »
  • lots of lovely shops, tea rooms and cheese, the caves are good too, the Gorge is amazing place to see