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Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar BS27 3QF, England
44 1934 742343
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Cheddar
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Canyons
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 January 2014 NEW

The caves at Cheddar are world famous and do not disappoint. Gough's cave is the more spectacular of the two caves (in my opinion) - but perhaps that's just because I prefer the way it is presented. If you have the time to walk the route along the edge of the gorge I suggest you do that (as long as... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 January 2014

We decided to go for the climb ! Even if we’re not in a super shape, my boyfriend and I made it to the top….by stopping at each landing stages to catch our breath ! Because of the weather, we decided to reach the summit and to go back around. The view was very nice but I’m convinced that it’s... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 January 2014

Me & my boyfriend recently visited here, we had to drive over 50mins to get here from where was staying only to our dissapointment of the MAIN cave being closed due to flooding. So the start to our visit was not great also seeing the price of £18 each was quite a shock as was not expecting it to be... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 January 2014

We visited Cheddar Gorge during the afternoon and found the very steep rock formations on the sides of the gorge varied and quite spectacular. We did not go into the caves so cannot comment on them. If you are interested in seeing the largest gorge in the UK and are interested in some amazing rock formations, then it is well... More

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Southampton, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 January 2014

Found this to be very overpriced for what you get - Goughs cave the high point but really the only part worth paying for. The other cave was a bit gimmicky with all the animatronic stuff in there, had a brief look at the museum but not a whole lot to see. Seemed like a bit of a con to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 January 2014

The caves are interesting, especially if you have not been in this sort of thing before, however they do not represent great value for money. To do the two caves, the lookout walk and museum will take about 2 hours. The museum was unexpectedly good.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 January 2014

We spent just over an hour visiting the caves and climbing up the many steps, which take your breath away. It's a nice attraction but grossly overpriced. We could not go for the 3 mile walk because of the weather (isn't that free anyway?). On top of the extortionate ticket prices we were also charged £3 for car parking. Cheddar... More

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felixstowe
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 January 2014

although the caves are interesting I found them to be very overpriced.The area of cheddar gorge is beautiful but feel the entrance fee to the caves is far too high for what you get to see.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 12 December 2013

We weren't sure whether to visit Cheddar Gorge & Caves when we visited the area in November. Thought it may be a bit over-commercialized or would have model dinosaurs dotted throughout (like some other caves we have visited)...but how wrong we were. It was a very enjoyable experience with no dinosaurs to be seen. The audio guide was easy to... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 12 December 2013

Great place to visit if you are in the area. Great day out for all. Parking in the area is expensive £18 per ticket to go into the gorge but it is well worth it, steeped in history its a great day out. Need to be fairly mobile as there are parts that are a tight squeeze!!

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