Step Back In Time
This beautiful stalactite cave was once occupied by horse-hunters and is the mysterious burial place of Cheddar Man. An audio guide tells the fascinating story of its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration.
Cheddar Gorge & Caves is a rich area for pre-historic discovery. Incorporating thinking of leading archaeologists, palaeontologists and anthropologists, the Museum tells the story of our ancestors’ 40,000-year struggle for survival during the Ice Age.
Enjoy a ride filled with spectacular views and interesting facts from your guide. You’ll voyage up a dry, prehistoric riverbed past the millponds that powered the production of everything from grain to gunpowder until steam came along.
In early religions caves were doorways to the spirit world. Enjoy this beautiful sanctuary with colourful calcite sculptures, incredible mirror pools and haunting choral music, evoking a sense of the mystical.
Climb the 274 steps to the Lookout Tower and 48 more to get to the top. If the climb doesn’t take your breath away, the views will! Look out across the Somerset Levels, drained by the Abbots of Glastonbury, and over to the Roman lead mines at Charterhouse.
A stunning 3-mile walk through an amazing landscape created by Ice Age melt waters. It became a royal hunting forest during Saxon times and has been grazed for the last 500 years. Why not take a picnic lunch and enjoy the finest views in Somerset?
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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