Tourist Information in Mendips and North Somerset
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Cheddar Town Information

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The road through Cheddar Gorge - Photo © Tim
The road through Cheddar Gorge - Photo: Tim

For hundreds of years this small village was the focal point for the manufacture of Cheddar cheese, a morsel now produced all over the world. The village stands at the foot of the stunning Cheddar Gorge whose high limestone cliffs soar to nearly 500 feet. The rocks are peppered with hundreds of caves and two of them, Gough’s and Cox’s, have remarkable stalagmites and stalactites. Cheddar Man – the oldest complete prehistoric human skeleton ever found in Britain - was discovered in Gough’s Cave in 1903.