Cheddar Gorge

Address: Cheddar Gorge, The Cliffs, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF
Phone Number: 01643 862452
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
National Trust Membership: FREE entry to over 500 places & free parking.

The Cheddar Gorge is a naturally formed gorge with caves and limestone cliffs near Cheddar village in Somerset.

The gorge is lined with sheer, craggy limestone cliffs and is around 3 miles long and 400 feet deep and was formed during the last Ice Age. A number of caves systems have been formed in the gorge by the Cheddar Yeo river which runs underground. Two of the caves open to the public are Gough’s cave and Cox’s cave.

Visitors to the gorge can buy Gorge and Caves Explorer Tickets which include entry to the two caves, entry to the museum of Prehistory, access to a 3-mile cliff-top walk with Lookout Tower and an open-top bus tour. The open top bus tours operate daily from Easter to September and weekends in February and October. The North side of the gorge is owned by the National Trust and you can download the route of a 4-mile walk along the cliffs or a gentler 1-mile walk from their website.

  • Car parking along the Cliff Road in the village.
  • A variety of shops in the village and along the Cliff Road.
  • Places to eat and drink in the village and along the Cliff Road.
  • Picnic areas.


Before you start your journey to Cheddar Gorge for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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