Cheddar Gorge

The gorges are 3 km long with a 1:6 gradient in its descent from the Mendips. The cliffs are of limestone, gaunt and grey where the fissured walls and pinnacles rise vertically to 107-122 m. From near the foot of the gorge, Jacob's Ladder a staircase of 274 steps (rest benches), leads up to a panoramic view of the Mendips, Somerset Levels and the Quantocks.

Useful information


BS27 3QF Cheddar


18.95 £ (-15 years old 12.95 £)

Opening hours

Easter, May, Jul-Aug and spring school hols: 10am-5.30pm; rest of year 10.30am-5pm, last admission 30min before closing - open-top bus tour (included): daily Easter-end Sep and end Oct-mid Nov, weekends mid Feb-Easter and in Oct (except on rainy days) - combo ticket Cheddar gorge and caves

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