Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Cheddar Gorge and Caves tower 450 feet into the air and plunge 450 feet into the Earth. This natural and ancient spectacle, set in the heart of Somerset, is a truly natural jewel of Britain.

Cheddar Gorge is a significant site of ecological importance and is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), as well as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

In addition to the compelling acronyms afforded to Cheddar Gorge by the scientific community; the area is also home to two spectacular show caves, through which flows the largest underground river system in Britain.

Cheddar Gorge and Caves boasts an astounding history which has been brought to life and modernised in such a way to immerse any visitor, of any age, in a captivating world of discovery. Nestled in the rolling Mendip hills, this breath-taking phenomenon of nature can only be described as a genuine British icon.

Pre-booked groups of 12+ can access exclusive perks including:

·  Generous discounts on ticket prices

·  Free organiser ticket for groups of 30+

·  Free driver ticket for every coach operator booking

·  Free driver refreshment voucher

·  Free all-day coach parking

Cheddar Gorge and Caves is truly a destination for all seasons. Open all year round and offering full day, half day or stop-off activities and attractions.

Group Day Tickets include Gough’ Cave, Beyond the View, Museum of Prehistory, Dreamhunters (Cox’s Cave) and the iconic

Cliff-top Walk.

Group Day Ticket: Adults £14.95 Children (5-15) £9.50 Under 5s go free

Groups Gorge & Caves Special: £12 per person (entry to one cave and a Costa hot drink and cake)

Gough’s Cave


Explore large, dramatic rock formations and discover an incredible fusion of ancient significance and unique elegance.
New! Audio Guides completely redeveloped in 2018. Now available in English, Mandarin, French, German, Polish and Russian.

 

Beyond the View


This fully accessible cinematic experience showcases stunning video footage of the gorge from the sky, travelling along the cliff-top walk and through the village of Cheddar itself. It tells the tale of the history of the gorge, from its humble beginnings through to its tourism fame of the modern age.

 

Museum of Prehistory


The museum exhibits years of excavation findings, displaying how they fit into the global history of our species. Explore the enlightening and intriguing history of our kind in this interactive collection.

 

Dreamhunters


A unique and immersive audio-visual experience. Using the naturally sculpted cave walls as a canvas for graphic light projections, you and your group will experience the adventures ofearly man played out around you.

 

Cliff-top Walk


The top of Britain’s biggest gorge is the setting of a dramatic and exhilarating view, along with athree mile countryside walk culminating in a ‘top of the world’ feeling. The natural splendour of Cheddar Gorge can really be absorbed from the iconic pinnacles. The gorge is home to diverse and rare flora and fauna of both UK and European significance. The unique conditions mean that many habitats thrive; including limestone grassland, cliffs and woodland – perfect for early purple orchids, the famous Cheddar pink, hazel dormice and pearl-bordered fritillaries. Within Gough’s cave itself also live many lesser horseshoe bats.

 

Discover a historic and beautiful adventure with your group at Cheddar Gorge and Caves.

Cheddar Gorge and Caves
Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF
T: 01934 742343
E: groups@cheddargorge.co.uk
W: www.cheddargorge.co.uk/groups

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