Cheddar Gorge - View over Sommerset - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama taken from the edge of one of the highest cliffs at Cheddar Gorge showing the stunning views over Somerset and Cheddar. This image was taken on a hot, sunny day in April 2011. At that time Cheddar Gorge was full of day trippers, hikers and climbers. If you pan the image down, you can see the road winding through the gorge far below...
Cheddar Gorge - View over Sommerset - FURTHER INFORMATION
Cheddar Gorge - View over Sommerset - Cheddar visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Cheddar Gorge - View over Sommerset' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Somerset.
Cheddar Gorge is one of the natural wonders of England and a very popular tourist attraction near to Cheddar in Somerset. The gorge was formed by melt water between the ice ages, it is the longest gorge in the UK, creating cliffs up to 450 feet high.
Cheddar Gorge - Tourist AttractionsAll the paid attractions within Cheddar Gorge managed by Cheddar Caves & Gorge and are covered by one entrance ticket: Among the tourist attractions (paid and unpaid) are:
- Gough's Cave - showcaves with various stalactite and stalagmite formations and housing Greater and Lesser horseshoe bats.
- Cheddar Man – Museum of Prehistory with remains of various cave finds.
- Cox's Cave & The Crystal Quest - with various entertaining exhibits not of caving origin.
- Open-top Gorge Tour Bus - taking visitors on 2-mile round trip up and down Cheddar Gorge.
- 274 Steps to the Lookout Tower - access to the lookout tower at the top of 'Jacobs Ladder' steps.
- Cheddar Gorge Cliff-top Trail - 3 mile trail along the top of the gorge with stunning views over the surrounding area.
- Caving and Climbing - provided for an extra fee in addition to the usual ticket.
- Climbing - Cheddar Gorge has over 300 named and graded climbing routes.
- Walking - with stunning panoramic views from the tops of the southern cliffs.
- Cafes and refreshments - with various shops found at the west end of the gorge
- Cheddar Cheese - shop and manufacture spot of the famous Cheddar Cheese.
Cheddar Tourist Information Centre
Somerset BS27 3QE
Phone: +44 (0)1934 744071
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Cheddar Gorge is about a mile from Cheddar on the B3135. It is 20 miles south of Bristol, 13 miles east of Weston-super-Mare and 25 miles west of Bath.
Train: Weston-super-Mare Rail Station
Flight: Bristol International Airport