Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Somerset

Rising above the village of Cheddar on the Mendip Hills, this is the biggest gorge in Britain; 400ft deep and 3 miles long to be precise, with steeply rising cliffs and amazing underground caverns where you can explore hidden chambers with stalagmites and stalactites. You won’t forget the cathedral-like caverns in this beautiful subterranean landscape; Gough’s Cave was where Britain’s oldest complete skeleton – Cheddar Man – was found in 1903. Learn more about prehistoric man in the multimedia Dreamhunters experience.

Out in the fresh air climb the 274 steps of Jacob’s Ladder to the top of the cliff where you can take a walk and admire the views from the Lookout Tower. Down in the Gorge, you’ll find museums, shops, a range of eateries, and for the more adventurous there’s rock climbing and adventure caving. An exciting day out for all people of all ages and well worth a visit if you’re staying within easy reach from our large group holiday homes in Somerset.

Open daily except 24th and 25th December

All information correct at the time of writing.