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  • 1 Cheddar Gorge Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 Caves Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 3 Heritage Centre

    Museums and art


    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..

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