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Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar

Categories: Canyons, Caves, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Not been here for years and i think its better now than ever book your tickets the night before and save a few pounds,these are the best caves in the country by far. 
  • The commercialism of the Gorge and Caves is over the top. So, time of year is important. Weekends and summer days, parking will be difficult. The lots in town charge a fiver but if you drive a short w...  read more »
  • Been here four or five times over the years, and to be honest I don't think its improving with years. In the main Cave most of the displays (Man made ones) don't appear to have changed much at all ove...  read more »
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