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Top 5 Things to Do In the Cheddar Village

Top 5 Things to Do In the Cheddar Village

Top 5 Things to Do In the Cheddar Village
November 22
11:12 2012

The famous cheddar cheese has its origins here, but there are many things to do other than eat lots of cheese (though it’s not frowned upon). Get away from the stress of a cheese-free life, get down to Cheddar village and enjoy your surroundings.

Cheddar Village- Wookey Hole Caves
Cheddar Village- Wookey Hole CavesRichardAsh1981 / Foter / CC BY-SA

With lots of things to do in and around the village, we take a look at the best bits.

The Cheddar Gorge

Of course it made the list, if you’re in Cheddar, the gorge is a must-see. Beautiful in summer and imposing in winter, the gorge boasts some of the most arresting views in Somerset. There are cliff-top walks, caves to explore, an open-top bus tour and a lookout tour. Walking boots and warm clothes are always recommended, regardless of the weather, and you must buy a ticket as it is a nature reserve, and therefore private land.

Stonehenge

The ultimate stone circle, Stonehenge is approximately 4,500 years old, and it is estimated to have taken thirty million hours of labour to construct. The purpose of these circles is not known but speculated about wildly, with theories ranging from astronomy to human sacrifice. Though you cannot touch the stones, you can walk around them and form your own opinions on what they are for.

Longleat Safari Park

First opening in 1966, Longleat Safari Park was the first of its kind and remains the best in the country. As well as this famous safari park, Longleat has an adventure playground, a labyrinth and a range of shows, including birds of prey. Longleat House itself is open to the public and boasts some of the best Elizabethan architecture and grounds landscaped by Capability Brown himself.

Weston-super-Mare 

If the seaside is more your thing, then not far away is Weston-super-Mare. The Grand Pier is open every day with an Edwardian tea room as well as fun rides and the traditional penny arcades to entertain you endlessly. The charming pull of the seaside, fish and chips, ice cream and sandcastles is ever present in this pretty town.

The Wookey Hole

The Wookey Hole Caves is not to be missed. Recently revamped, the caves have many facets to the experience, including an incredible light show executed in the caves themselves, a witch, museums, dinosaurs, pirates and much more. If you want a slightly eerie, yet epically beautiful start to your matrimony, you can even get married in a cave!

The Best Place to Stay

Somerset has a beautiful landscape, exciting attractions and friendly atmosphere. In a great location with luxury self-catered log cabins, midweek breaks from Tor Farm are the best way to holiday in the UK. You can even get your own private hot tub for a relaxing stay away with the family or a romantic break with a partner.

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