Cheddar Caves and Gorge 0.5 miles walking

15 minutes walk brings you to the World Famous Cheddar Gorge where you will find entry to the Caves, shops and a large variety of places to eat and drink.

 

Wells  8.5 miles by car or bus

Wells is the smallest city in England.  It can call itself a city because of the famous 13th century Cathedral. It remains remarkably unspoilt and has many other historic buildings including the moated Bishop's Palace, Vicars' Close, St Cuthbert's Church and a good local museum. The Wells Market Place, with lively markets twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

In the summer of 2006 Wells was transformed into Sandford in the blockbuster Hot Fuzz.  You can walk around and see many of the film locations.  There is an hourly bus service from the village

 

Weston-Super-Mare 13 miles by car or bus

This is the oldest and largest seaside town in Somerset.  It has a large beach with The Grand Pier and Weston Sky Wheel.  The High Street offers big shop names, plenty of places to eat and drink or just take a walk along the promenade.  There is an hourly bus service from the village

Cycle Track - The Strawberry Line opposite the site

If you prefer to use your bike we have the Strawberry Line Cycleway from Cheddar to Yatton (9 miles each way) which is part of Route 26 of the National Cycle Network.  At Sandford you can stop for lunch at the Thatchers Cider Pub.  This is also a footpath.

Walking on the Mendips

There are many fantastic walks on the Mendip Hills, suitable for all abilities and with beautiful views.  The most popular is a circular walk around the Gorge.  The Somerset Levels, as suggests, are more flat walks most running alongside rivers.  You can walk around Cheddar Reservoir stopping off at Axbridge for refreshments and see the picturesque medieval square and visit King John’s Hunting Lodge that houses the town museum. 

Places to drink

Cheddar has seven pubs in the village.  The nearest is less the five minutes walk from the site the furthest  fifteen minutes walk.  Most have all-day food available 7 days a week.  Also a visit  to a cider farm can be interesting.  most places will have a try before you buy option.  Richies, Wilcox and Wilkinson are within a short drive. 

Places to Eat

There are many places to eat in Cheddar.  Pub grub, Chinese, Indian, Tia, Italian, and traditional fish and chips.  Take away, Cafes, restaurants or home deliveries.  Don’t forget to try some of our excellent local cheeses.

Shopping

We are only 5 minutes walk into the Village for banks, supermarkets, shops, a café and a pub. 15 minutes walk brings you to the World Famous Cheddar Gorge where you will find entry to the Caves, more shops and a large variety of places to eat and drink.  We have 7 pubs in the Village all within 15 minutes from the site. 

Clarks Village factory outlet stores in at Street and Glastonbury for something different

 

Within an hours drive

If you use us as a base you can visit Bristol, Bath, Wookey Hole Glastonbury Tor, National Trust Properties at Tyntesfield, Tintinhull and Montacute.  Steam Railways at Cranmore (East Somerset) and Bishops Lydeard to Minehead (West Somerset), stock car and banger racing, the Bath and West Showground, RNAS Yeovilton and Wilkins Cider Farm.