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Cheddar Caves & Gorge
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Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip from London
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King Arthur's Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip Experience from London
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Cheddar
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: These caves provided shelter for man more than 40,000 years ago.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Visited this" shop" to watch sweets being made. The guy doing demo was very moody,hardy spoke and when he did it was with his back to his audience. Then we(family i was with)witnessed him wipe his sweaty head and face on a towel and put THE TOWEL over sweets that were coming out of a drum!!! then as if we wernt ready to be sick at that, a lady with him picked a long white board off the DIRTY floor and let the fresh sweets pass on it!! i think the food hygiene ppl really need to give this horrible,dirty place a visit.I will never eat sweets again!!!!. Recommend you take the kids,there be put off sweets for life.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

had a fab day at cheddar, we went on open top bus tour, went down all caves,, crystal quest was my fav, and while in cheddar we got toe curling cider, cave age cheese and sweets from a little shop that makes them right there in front of you.. had a brilliant day CRYSTAL QUEST CAVE COULD BE A BIT SCARY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Thank lisagilbride
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

A great walk around the cliff top although very steep in parts and tricky on the descent were the path is stones and mud. The view is wonderful and it is a great day out.

Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Was told at a local B&B that cheddar gorge not really worth seeing, but am glad we did not listen to him. It was a lovely place to see.

We paid to walk up the 274 steps to do the cliff top walk. It was steep and a tad tiring, but only took about 10 minutes. Then more up hills as you walk along the cliff. You can do it at your own pace and stop off for some photos. Some wonderful views of the country side but not really of the gorge as you are on it. For £5 a person not bad value and we were up there for close to 2 hours and didn't even walk the whole way.

We then stopped at the different parking places and had a look at the gorge and cliffs from down below. Only £5 for parking the whole day and could park in any parking area of there were place.

We didn't go into the caves, which have been told is expensive, but had a lovely half day for only £15. Lots of cafes and tea rooms and tourists shops to walk around too.

Would recommend doing there even if just for 30 mins!! Wonderful part of nature.

Thank bectraveller44
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Having paid for the car park we wandered round the shopping area till the tour bus was ready to take us up the Gorge. Once on, we had an informative guide pointing out highlights of the Gorge including local history as well as longer term geology. The bus dropped us off at Gough's Cave. We took the audio guide which was very informative, but sadly in a faux local accent (To my ears as bad a Dick Van Dyke and his London accent in Mary Poppins). The cave itself was amazing with some great sights and photos captured.

We went down to Cox's cave which had some interesting formations, but nothing like Gough's and flooded with 'sacred' music to create an atmosphere. A lot of the rock was dry suggesting it's not actively being developed nature unlike Gough's which was wet most places. From Cox's there are two exits, one directly and another through some Crystal cave - a dull dark tunnel with some deliberately scary stuff to validate its boring existence and make something out of nothing. This was very disappointing.

We then walked down to Jacob's Ladder, up Jacob's Ladder and subsequently up the metal tower for further amazing vies of the locality. I'm guessing the trees have grown since the tower was built as some views, such as to Glastonbury Tor were obscured by the tree tops.

Thank TrevMK
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