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Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar

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England's oldest complete human skeleton, affectionately nicknamed Cheddar Man, was found in the caves at Cheddar 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. To visit Cheddar Gorge on your trip to Cheddar, use our Cheddar trip itinerary tool.
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  • Lovely area with interesting cave tours. Excellent hiking locally to enjoy the terrain. Steep climb up Jacobs Ladder, but worth it to take in the view. Not too busy in February but parking still not.....  more »
  • Gough's Cave is breath takingly beautiful. There is also an audio tour which adds a lot to the experience. We went to Wookey Hole caves but this is mainly for kids and isn't actually as beautiful and....  more »
  • Great day spent at the Gorge. Even though it was January, all the attractions were open. Caves staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed our day out.  more »
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  • A wonderful landscape. Good facilities. Good walking trails. But parts of the trails are rocky and could be slippery when wet
  • Very nice. Good shops. Awesome rocky outcrops. Some good walking. Plenty of parking. All metered
  • Touristy but beautiful area.. And an ice cream shop with 100 flavours!
  • Just spectacular. We stopped off in a summer evening which saved paying to park.
  • One of the most amazing places I've seen... ❤ just love this beauty...I went there twice and I'm going again in few days time... 😍
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