Cheddar, United Kingdom - Polarsteps
Roz her grandparents took us on a day trip to the town of Cheddar on one of my last days in England and yes this is the place where the Cheddar cheese comes from ;)
Cheddar is a parish in Somerset known throughout the world as the origin of Cheddar Cheese, which has been produced here since the 12th Century and to this day is still stored in the Cheddar Caves to mature. Cheddar Gorge on the edge of the village contains a number of caves, which provided the ideal humidity and steady temperature for maturing the cheese.
Cheddar has a number of distinct aspects; the main village with everyday shops, banks, and historic buildings including the Market Cross, the tea rooms and gift shops of the Lower Gorge area which also includes the Cheddar Cheese factory; the Caves and Gorge.
We first stopped at the Gorge before we bought the tickets for the caves, museum and lookout. You can only buy a combined ticket for all the attractions. A bit pricy but you can use unused tickets within a year, so if the weather is not great and you cant do the lookout walk, you just come back within a year when the weather is better.
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