Cheddar VillageWells
Somerset BS27 3QE
 
 


Cheddar is a delightful picturesque Somerset village 8 miles (12.9 km) west of the city of Wells. Being the jumping off point for the immensely popular
Cheddar Gorge & Caves, the village is quite large with a mixture of old and new buildings.

The 14th century parish church is definitely worth a visit. Close by are the medieval Church Farm buildings. At the other end of Church Street is a 15th century preaching cross. There are plenty of small shops and 18th and 19th century cottages and houses.
 
Five pubs are scattered throughout the village and the gorge which provide a good selection of food and drink for the hungry visitor. During the summer season locally grown strawberries are available at stalls along the gorge road.
 
Whilst in Cheddar Village, a vist to the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is a taste bud extrazaganza!
 
Other Nearby Attractions
For those interested in restored heritage railways, about thirteen miles east on the A371 is the town of Shepton Mallet. Just a little further (3 miles) on the A361 is East Somerset Railway. Also, to the south near Taunton is the renowned West Somerset Railway – not to be missed!
 
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Expedia here:    External Link
 
Tourist Information Centre
The National Trust shop operates from the old Tourist Information building near the Caves. Local tourist information including leaflets and brochures is available. A local independant website gives excellent coverage of the village and its attractions.  Web:  Cheddar Village    External Link
 
Cheddar Gorge & Caves is within walking distance of the village centre.  Accommodation is available in Hotels, Guest houses, B&B’s and camping. The independant website above has an a comprehensive listing of local accomodation.  Web: Cheddar Village/ Accommodation    External Link
 
Getting There
- By Car  (most efficient for time taken and distance)
From London, South Wales, The Midlands, The North and the West Country – Take the M4 & then the M5 south. At Junction 22 take the A38 north to the A371 past Axebridge to Cheddar Village and The Gorge. 
 
Car Parking: All parking in the village is 'Pay and Display' - all year.
 
- By Mainline Rail
Mainline trains to Bristol Temple Meads Station, including First Great Western trains from London.  For Rail timetables, seat availability and ticketing, go to  Web: National Rail Enquiries    External Link
 
Local Transport
The Cheddar Village website has local transport information at  Web:  Transport/ Cheddar Village   External Link
Local taxi transport is also available.
 
This is not a journey that should be undertaken if only a couple of days are available!
 
See the 'Getting There' instructions on the Cheddar Gorge page in this website  Web:   Cheddar Gorge/ 'How to Find us'    External Link
 
Google Maps - Cheddar Village