Cheddar Caves

Cheddar Caves & Gorge


Beautifully lit, underground cathedral.  Gough's Cave has been of great importance to archaeologists with its evidence of 40,000 years of human habitation.

Buy authentic Cheddar cheese, explore Gough’s cave system and enjoy a three mile walk around the famous gorge.

Visit the Gorge website

360 acres of spectacular views from Britain's biggest gorge, the cliffs rising to 400ft.  Don't miss the 274 steps of Jacob's Ladder to the lookout tower.

Visit the National Trust website (01934 744689 - [email protected]

What makes it special

  • Wonder at the size of Gough's Cave
  • Take the 274 steps of Jacob's Ladder to the tower

Opening Times (caves)

Summer Holidays - daily 10:00 to 17:30

Rest of the year - daily 10:00 to 17:00

National Trust

Cliffs - Dawn to dusk



Adult (16yr+) - £19.95 (online £16.95*)
Child (5-15yrs) - £14.95 (online £12.70*)
Under 5's (0-4yrs) - free (online free)

* Prices show 15% discount. Online tickets must be booked no later than midnight (GMT) on the day before your intended visit.

Hostels nearby

YHA Cheddar exterior

YHA Cheddar

Self-catering kitchen
Free parking on premises

Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF

Map references

OS Map: 182

OS Grid Ref: ST466539

Lat/Lng: 51.281823, -2.765823

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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