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Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

Opening hours

Open Every Day (except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day). During the Easter, May & Whitsun School Holidays and throughout July & August we open at 10.00am and close at 5.30pm - however the last admission to the caves, the Museum, the bus is 5.00pm and our Explorers Café-Bar closes at 4.30pm. Throughout the rest of the year, we open at 10.30am and close at 5.00pm - however the last admission to the caves, the Museum, the bus is 4.30pm and our Explorers Café-Bar closes at 4.00pm. Our Gorge Tour Bus operates during the February Half Term, at weekends until Easter, daily until the end of September, at weekends until the end of October, and daily during the October/November Half Term. Our open-top Gorge Tour Bus does not operate when it is raining.


Contact the Cheddar Caves website for prices


Tel. 01934 742 343

Postcode BS27 3QF


Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar. The centrepece of the gorge is the Cheddar show caves, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903.

The caves were produced by the action of an underground river cutting throuh the limestone. The caves contain stalactites and stalagmites.

Cheddar Gorge Tourist Attraction is a very popular destination, attracting over 500,000 visitors per year.

The Cliffs, Cheddar, Somerset. BS27 3QF.