Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Cheddar Explorer Ticket includes the famous caves, museum, lookout tower and cliff top walk.


Cheddar Explorer Ticket includes the famous caves, museum, lookout tower and cliff top walk.

Cheddar Gorge, a place of wild and rugged beauty, is a karst limestone and calcareous grassland nature reserve and home to many rare plants and animals, including endangered Greater Horseshoe bats. Cheddar Caves, inhabited by our ancestors up to 40,000 years ago, were discovered by Messrs Gough & Cox, enterprising Victorian showmen, and are world famous for their spectacular stalactite and stalagmite decorations, whose beautiful colours are mirrored in pools of water.


Your Explorer Ticket includes -

Dreamhunters at Cox's Cave

Embark on an incredible multimedia experience in the magical and mysterious chambers of Cox's Cave where you'll explore the adventures of early man.

Goughs Cave

See Britain’s most impressive stalactite cavern, and meet Cheddar Man who once lived here. Audio guides for adults and kids tell the cave’s fascinating story.

Cheddar Man - Museum of Prehistory

Discover the amazing story of how our ancestors survived the Ice Ages. Kids love the hands-on cave painting and the summer demonstrations of flint knapping and fire making.

The Lookout Tower

Excess energy? You’ll soon burn it off climbing the 274 steps up the side of the Gorge, then 48 more to the top of the Lookout Tower! There are 4 landing stages for those who prefer a slower pace. And if the climb hasn’t taken your breath away, the views will!

Cliff Top Gorge Walk

A 3-mile walk along the stunning cliff tops. Why not take a picnic and enjoy the finest views in Somerset? And there’s plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.

Within the gorge there are shops selling Cheddar cheese (yes it really was invented here!) as well as souveniers, leather goods, local crafts, rocks and fossils, works of art, clothing, food and drink - as well as restaurants and takeaways.

Weds 14th August

Depart from Chickerell 08:30 - Portland 09:00- Weymouth 09:30 - Dorchester 10:00
Drop at Cheddar Caves 11:45. Leave at 16:00
Return to Dorchester 17:45 - Weymouth 18:15 - Portland 18:55 - Chickerell 19:15

Includes Coach fare, Entry to both Show Caves, The Museum, Lookout Tower and Clifftop Gorge Walk.


£39 Adult, £38 Senior, £28 Child

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Yeovil QSM Yeovil, Opp. Quick Silver Mail on Dorchester Road.
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