Cheddar Caves

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Cheddar Caves: Two public show caves; Gough's cave is around 400 meters in depth and contains a variety of large rock chambers and formations, and Cox's cave smaller but containing many intricate formations.

Within Cox's cave is 'Crystal Quest', a children's entertainment facility.

Also part of the single ticket price includes open top gorge tour in vintage buses and Cheddar Man - Museum Of Prehistory; Original flint tools and human remains excavated from the caves.

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Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Crystal Quest, Open Top Gorge Tour, Jacobs Ladder, Goughs Cave, Coxs Cave, Museum Of Prehistory, Cheddar Man Museum Of Prehistory, Cheddar Gorge Tour


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Goughs Cave

Multi-level phreatic cave, formed between 500,000 years and 15,000 years ago by the action of water dissolving the limestone rock, though from 250,000 years ago calcium enriched water, dripping through the cave roof, began creating the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites within. Takes around 45 minutes to view.

Coxs Cave

Little cave with mirror pools and calcite formations. Takes around 20 minutes to view.

Cheddar Man Museum of Prehistory

Original flint tools and human remains excavated from the caves in Cheddar Gorge, and reproductions of art objects and music from human prehistory. Takes around 30 minutes to view.

Cheddar Gorge Tour

Historic open top double decker bus. Operates at weekends between February to Easter and again in October. And operates everyday from Easter to September. Tour last around 20 minutes.

Lookout Tower

274 steps from the base of Cheddar Gorge, this wrought iron lookout tower - with it own 48 steps, gives an excellent 360 degree panoramic view over much of Somerset Levels, Mendips and beyond.


How to get here


From M5 junction 22, take A38 north for 7 miles, following brown tourist signs, onto A371 and finially B3135. Parking for up to 550 cars are situated along the main gorge road, otherwise additional parking can be found up Lipplatt lane on busy days


From Bristol: Route 674, Sunday only
From Weston-super-Mare: Route 126 every hour Monday to Saturday and every other hour on Sundays
From Street: Route 668 every other hour Monday to Saturday


Opening times (September - June):
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (July - August):
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Address: Cheddar Caves and Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF, UK
Phone: +44 1934 742343

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