Local Cheddar Attractions

The Mendip Hills - The hills were designated an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ in 1972 and cover 198sq Kms from Bleadon to Chewton Mendip and incorporate 3 beautiful gorges. The area is well known for its wildlife and geology.

Cheddar Caves & Gorge
 - These are fascinating Caves situated in Britain's largest Gorge, an area of natural beauty.

Cheddar Walking Group – For downloadable walks in the area.

Wookey Hole Caves (6.7m) - The caves are some of the largest in the UK, with spectacular chambers. Let the guides tell you about the myths and legends that surround the caves. See traditional paper being made. Play the old fashioned penny machines in the old paper mill.

The Somerset Levels and Moors (9.2M) - One of Somerset’s most protected landscapes for biodiversity. They are also probably the most vulnerable resulting in its huge wildlife interest.

Axbridge (2.3m) - A medieval town granted a Royal Charter in 1202 when King John built his hunting lodge there. Whilst there is much evidence of rebuilding and re-facing of buildings in Axbridge in the 18th and 19th centuries, the heart of Axbridge has changed little and it retains a number of early listed buildings in the Square and lining the main streets.

Wells (9m) - The smallest city in England with streams running down the high street. The wonderful Cathedral has a unique architecture which includes a wooden mechanical clock. Stroll around the town and enjoy the gardens at the Bishop's Palace.

Shooting (3.3M) - Somerset's only Premier CPSA (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association) rated venue. Located at the foot of the Mendip Hills it is set in beautiful grounds with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Further afield you can visit Bristol and Bath both cities offer a wide range of things to see and do.

Spend the day shopping in these cities or visit some of the attractions:-

The Roman Baths (www.romanbaths.co.uk)

The Royal Crescent, Bath

Bristol Zoo (www.bristolzoo.org.uk)

At Bristol a fantastic new science project (www.at-bristol.co.uk)

Clifton Suspension Bridge – Brunel’s great masterpiece.