You’ll find Cheddar Gorge Craft Village a short walk from the gorge itself, and it’s every bit as quaint as you’d imagine. Visitors can wander the quiet road in the shadow of the impressive gorge behind and browse little shops selling souvenirs, cream teas and of course, real Cheddar cheese. This is the kind of village where every shop has a history and you can just spend an hour or two browsing without feeling hurried.
If you’re going to need postcards and gifts for those back home hold off until you’ve visited the craft village, and you don’t even have to be a big fan of cheese to get excited about sampling real Cheddar matured right in the village just as it’s been for hundreds of years. Cheese isn’t the only local produce you’ll be able to try during a visit though, you’ll also be able to pick up cider and beers made locally.
If you want to save money on parking we’d suggest parking the car in the bottom car park and hopping aboard the bus that takes you through the gorge, you’ll be able to sit and admire the landscape and save on parking closer to the gorge and caves.