Carved out in the Ice Age, Cheddar is Britain's largest gorge, boasting an elaborate cave system and limestone cliffs which rise spectacularly from the valley floor.
The cathedral-sized caves are breathtakingly enormous and can be found at the lower end of the gorge, near the town of Cheddar.
Britain's oldest complete skeleton was discovered here in 1903, having been buried below ground for 9,000 years. Older remains, dating back over 13,000 years have also been found.
You can take a walk around the cliff tops to take in the gorge's grandeur. The gorge boasts a wide variety of wildlife including nesting Peregrine Falcons and the rare Cheddar Pink flower.
Further up the Gorge, there are several small 'wild caves' which are suitable for more intrepid visitors.
The name Cheddar is also linked with cheese making. The rugged landscape is not suitable for anything more than grazing livestock, and the caves and cellars in the limestone are an ideal place to store and mature the cheese.