Cheddar Gorge and Caves

The Cliffs, CHEDDAR, Somerset, BS27 3QF
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Visit the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and Caves, boasting awe-inspiring cliffs and extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves, plus it holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors. What are you waiting for? Nature, wildlife, history, adventure - experience the wonder of it all on a perfect all-season day out in Somerset.

The Cheddar Gorge and Caves Day Ticket gives you access to six great attractions:

1. Gough’s Cave boasts beautiful rock formations and stunning features wherever you look. The new and improved lighting system makes the magnificence of the cave even more apparent.

2. Cox’s Cave features the Dreamhunters audio-visual experience. A different chapter of the story of early man will be revealed as you pass through each of the cave’s chambers.

3. Jacob’s Ladder is a 274 step climb from the bottom of the gorge to the top, leading to the Lookout Tower, stunning views of the Somerset Levels, and the start of the Cliff-Top Walk.

4. The Cliff-Top Walk is a 3 mile circular route, heading up the south side of the Gorge and back on the north side. You will see the feral goats and, if you are lucky, the rare, primitive Soay sheep.

5. In the Museum of Prehistory, you will discover how our ancestors survived the Ice Age, through the fascinating and thought-provoking exhibits.

6. Beyond the View takes you on a cinematic journey through Cheddar Gorge, offering you a different perspective, historical insights and stunning imagery of one of the most iconic landscapes in Britain.

All our attractions are dog and family friendly.

We are near the western end of the Great West Way in Somerset – a worthy detour off the main route!


Ticket Prices:

Adult (16+ yrs) - £22.95 (Peak: £25.95)

Child (5-15 yrs) - £17.20 (Peak: £19.45)

Infant (0-4 yrs) - Free

Carer (accompanying a guest with additional needs) - Free

Rocksport - Rock Climbing, Caving and Freefall Activities

Adult (16+ yrs) - £32.95 (Peak: £35.95)

Child (8-15 yrs) - £24.70 (Peak: £26.95)

*Summer peak pricing applies from 21st July to 3rd September, inclusive

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From London, South Wales, The North, The Midlands or the South West: Take the M5, exit the M5 at Junction 22. Take A38 north for 7 miles and follow brown tourist signs onto A371 then B3135.

From Bristol (18 miles): Take A38 out of Bristol, then A371 and B3135. Or take the A37 then B3135.

From Bath (23 miles): Take A39 then B3135.

Cheddar Caves are at the bottom (sout west) of the gorge.

Public Transport Directions

By bus:

Libra Travel

From Axbridge and Wells

Mon - Sat: Bus no.126

From Street, Wedmore and Shipham

Mon – Sat: every 3 hours; bus no.668


By Bike

National Cycle Network Route 3 crosses B3135 at the top of Cheddar Gorge near Priddy. The Strawberry Line cycle path follows the old railway line from Yatton to Cheddar.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - Jacob's Ladder and the Lookout Tower are not fully accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Mandarin audio guide
  • Polish audio guide
  • Russian audio guide


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point
  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Braille printed material

Opening Times

* Cheddar Gorge and Caves are open everyday except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Opening Times: 10am-5pm

Last Entrance into attractions is at 4:30pm



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