Rainy Day Activities: Embark on an expedition into Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar, Somerset

This ultimate indoor activity will have you venture deep into the famous caves at Cheddar to see where the Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was discovered.

Known as one of Britain’s natural wonders, Cheddar Gorge & Caves is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the country’s highest, inland, limestone cliffs rising 450ft. 

Explore the depths of Gough’s Cave with audio guides that tell you the fascinating story of its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration. See the pioneering journey that took humankind from primitive existence to being the most successful species on the planet with the multimedia experience, Dreamhunters, in Cox’s Cave. Learn more about your ancestors in the Museum of Prehistory and immerse yourself in all facets of the Gorge with the cinematic journey: Beyond the View.

When you are finished exploring below ground, climb the 174 steps of Jacob’s Ladder to the Lookout tower, and take in the spectacular views of the Gorge and the Somerset Levels.

Cheddar Gorge & Caves is perfect for those seeking adventure with a range of Rocksport activities for all abilities. Scale our climbing walls in the shadow of the 450ft cliff face, or delve into the darkness of the hidden chambers off the tourist track in Gough’s Cave. 

Don't miss out on our spectacular events throughout the year in the school holidays!

Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Please see the website for further details on opening times and prices.

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