Located on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills, Cheddar Gorge is one of England’s most visited natural landmarks, known for its striking limestone cliffs and impressive subterranean caves. The 137-meter-high gorge is the largest natural canyon in Britain and its two main caverns are riddled with stalactites and stalagmites.
Explore the mysterious chambers of Gough’s Cave with an audio guide and see its soaring cathedral-like cavern and rock formations. Follow the five-kilometer cliff-top walk for unrivaled views of the entire gorge and surrounding landscape or descend below the ground for a caving expedition.
Want to discover the fascinating secrets of our prehistoric ancestors? Learn about the oldest human skeleton ever found in Britain and watch cave art demonstrations in the Cheddar Man Museum of Prehistory. Deep inside the chambers of Cox’s Cave, you can also walk in the footsteps of our hunter-gatherer ancestors with a 30-minute multimedia experience.
Cheddar Gorge is five minutes’ drive from Cheddar Village in Somerset and 45 minutes’ drive from Bristol. Regular buses run from Weston-super-Mare, Axbridge, and Wells to Cheddar Village. It’s a 20-minute drive from Bristol Airport and ample parking is available on site.