Local Community and Tourist Information
Welcome to the original Cheddar Village web site – for everything regarding things to see and do in and around Cheddar village itself, the Gorge and Caves, getting about, community projects and local events – with links to businesses, jobs, properties, and more besides. Visit the noticeboard page for news of the latest events, classes, clubs etc. Add this site to your bookmarks or favourites – make it your first port of call for local news, events and information.
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 has a number of distinct aspects; the main village with everyday shops, banks, and historic buildings including the Market Cross (pictured here); the tea rooms and gift shops of the Lower Gorge area which also includes the Cheddar Cheese factory; the Caves and Gorge tourist attraction owned and run by Longleat (part of the estate of Lord and Lady Weymouth of TV fame); and the open countryside above and around the Gorge, which is part owned by the National Trust and is within the boundary of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is also a wide expanse of flat moorland to the south of the village which is ideal cycling country. Find out more by following the links in the menu above.
Cheddar is part of the national Walkers are Welcome scheme which provides a national framework for all locations wanting to attract visiting walkers. We have a number of walks in and around the village and also organise individual walks as well as an annual festival. Many local businesses support our membership by providing walker-specific services. Find out more on the Cheddar Walking web site.