Things to see and do - Cheddar Gorge
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Cheddar Gorge Travel guide
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The village has given its name to the universally known English national cheese. According to legend, monks carrying milk during a pilgrimage to Glastonbury took shelter from a storm in the Cheddar caves and found that the milk had turned into a tasty cheese, later named cheddar. More factually, it is believed that Irish monks found a means of preserving surplus ewes' milk, of which there were many flocks in the region in those days.
Tourist attractions Cheddar Gorge : Things to see and do
The gorge is 3 km long with a 1:6 gradient in its descent from the Mendips. The cliffs are of limestone, gaunt and grey where the fissured walls and pinnacles rise vertically to 107-122 m. From near the foot of the gorge, Jacob's Ladder a staircase o..
The caves are near the gorge bottom on the south side. Cox's Cave was discovered in 1837 and Gough's Cave in 1890. The series of chambers follow the course of underground streams through the porous limestone. The stalagmites, stalactites, petrified f..
In the caves' Heritage Centre, the weapons, utensils made of flint, bone, antler horn and bronze, pottery and the skull of Cheddar Man indicate that the caves were inhabited intermittently from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age (20000 to 500 BC) and in..
Hotels Cheddar Gorge
The Bath Arms Hotel Bath Street Cheddar Somerset GB - Cheddar BS27 3AA
Offering a restaurant and a bar, The Bath Arms Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Cheddar. With free WiFi throughout and free onsite parking, it is ideal for exploring the Cheddar Gorge Caves, just 10 minutes' walk away. Each spacious ro..