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Cheddar Town in Somerset

Photograph of Cheddar

Location

Once an important dairy farming area also housing miners from the nearby Mendip Hills, Cheddar in Somerset is now synomonous with the cheese of the same name. With a current population of about 5,000 it is located in the east of Somerset close to the town of Axbridge and is roughly midway between the city of Wells and the coast at Weston-super-Mare. The village of Cheddar is known to date from Neolithic (Stone Age) times with archaeology found at nearby Cheddar Gorge. The Gorge is the largest gorge in the United Kingdom and includes several show caves including the spectacular Gough's Cave. It is now a major tourist destination along with the caves at Wookey Hole some 7 miles distant.

Events near Cheddar

Sat, 14 Oct - Wed, 06 Dec (ca. 2 km)

Draycott Quilter's Charity Quilt Auction for TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

Mon, 16 Oct - Wed, 06 Dec (ca. 2 km)

Draycott Quilter's Charity Quilt Auction for TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

Sun, 22 Oct (ca. 22 km)

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Mon, 23 Oct (ca. 12 km)

Nature Ninjas

Fri, 27 - Sat, 28 Oct (ca. 22 km)

A Step in Time

Fri, 27 Oct (ca. 12 km)

Woodland Wonders - Family Fun Friday

Sat, 28 Oct - Wed, 31 Jan (ca. 12 km)

'Beyond the Wells' - Peter Lawrence Exhibition

Fri, 3 Nov (ca. 22 km)

The Hunting of the Snark

Thu, 9 Nov (ca. 22 km)

RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN

Fri, 10 Nov (ca. 22 km)

Ballet Cymru: The Light Princess

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Dining out near Cheddar

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Glencot House, Wookey Hole

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Beah, Wells

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Goodfellows, Wells

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La Cucina, Weston-super-Mare

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Axbridge, Blagdon, Cheddar and Weston-super-Mare.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCheddar

arrowAxbridge

arrowWells

arrowWeston-super-Mare

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowCheddar

	arrowAxbridge

	arrowNailsea

	arrowHighbridge

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Cheddar, Sidcot, Castle Cary and Axbridge.

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