This small town in England's largest gorge is world famous for its cheese. However it is also a tourist trap that's probably best avoided unless you really want to see the caves or if you really love tacky cheese and cider shops.
The Gorge, Cheddar
Tel (01934) 744071
Buses 126 and 826 go to Cheddar from Wells.
Hillfield, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3HN
Bus 126, 826
Tel (01934) 742494
Britain's biggest gorge is not really that spectacular but the caves aren't too bad, although the way the caves are presented is a tad tacky. People have lived in these caves for thousands of years and the world-famous Cheddar Man – Britain's oldest complete skeleton – was discovered here. The site features a museum with displays relating to the 9000-year-old skeleton.
Tel (01934) 742343
Open 10am-5pm daily