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The largest inland gorge in Britain, found in the heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An A-road runs through the gorge itself.

An area of associated land on the south side of the gorge offers stunning landscape and views of the gorge and surrounding countryside. The cliffs on each side of the gorge stretch up to 350ft high.

Location information

Type of Location


Address details

Property address Cheddar Gorge and Caves, The Cliffs, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3QF, UK
County Somerset
What Three Words gates.cargo.dabbling
Approx travel time from Bristol 45 minutes
Approx travel time from London 3 hours 15 minutes

Property details

Property status Operational
Access Access to the cliff tops is limited and restricted. It is accessible by foot, at either end of the gorge. There is vehicle access to the cliff tops via private tracks in suitable vehicles under the supervision of Cheddar Gorge & Caves staff.
Access restrictions The gorge is a popular visitor attraction so access is to be negotiated and dependent on scale and disruption. The area of land on the cliff-tops is owned by Longleat and more controllable, though access still needs to be mindful of tourism/walker use. There are times of year when the use of drone filming is restricted to avoid disturbing roosting birds and wild animals.
Noise No noise
Parking There are hundreds of parking spaces in car parks near the caves, stretching up the gorge. There is a coach park near the cave that can accommodate larger vehicles used in film sets.
Parking detail The parking is owned and operated by the Longleat Estate and is chargeable. It is open to the general public, but areas can be cordoned off for filming use.

Representative and contact details

Representative Frances Cartwright, Senior Marketing Executive, Longleat, Cheddar Gorge and Caves
Representative type Owner
Phone 01934 742343
Website Cheddar Gorge website

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Cheddar Gorge website

Film location

Address Cheddar Gorge and Caves, The Cliffs, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3QF, UK