Visit Cox's Cave

Experience a celestial underground world

Enjoy this beautiful sanctuary with its colourful calcite sculptures and dancing fountains. Wonder at the incredible mirror pools; it's hard to figure out where the pool ends and the reflection begins. The cave is brought to life by light making it feel like another, more spiritual, world. Haunting choral music enhances the reflective mood.

Cox's Cave continues into the Crystal Quest – an amazing underground adventure that will entertain all the family. Find out more about The Crystal Quest.

Did you know?

  • Mill owner George Cox discovered this cave in 1837. Next door, the enterprising Roland Pavey walled up a small quarry to create his own show cave! The two caves were joined in 1987.

Need to know

  • Strobe lighting is in use in The Crystal Quest.
  • Transcripts are available for those with impaired sight and hearing.
  • Narrow walkways and steps make it unsuitable for wheelchair users.

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"The Cheddar Caves are awe inspiring, the Crystal Quest is funny and terrifying, the museums are weirder than weird and the cliff-top walk is breathtaking. A great day out for children and adults."

From 'Get out and About' The Daily Telegraph