Camping near CheddarCampsites in Cheddar, a charming village famous for its cheese, the vast limestone Cheddar Gorge and its relaxed atmosphere, are ideally situated for getting a taste of Somerset. Cheddar as a tourist destination has plenty to offer from cave exploration to traditional pubs and history.
Cheddar camping FAQs
Is Cheddar a family friendly destination?
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023
Which campsites in Cheddar allow dogs?
All Club Sites, including Cheddar, accept dogs at no extra charge. Our Cheddar Club Site has a designated dog walk so you won’t need to go far to let your four legged friend stretch their legs.
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023
Are there any self-catering sites in Cheddar?
Our Cheddar Club Site has self-catering caravans for hire.
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024
Can you go wild camping in Somerset?
Last Modified: 05 May 2023
Things to do and see while camping in Cheddar
Camping in this area of Somerset gives you plenty to do, whether you’re an outdoor adventurer or looking for fun places to take the kids. Here are just 10 of our top recommendations for things to do while camping in Cheddar.
1. Cheddar Gorge and Caves
This is one of the most popular attractions in Cheddar and a must if you haven’t been before. Cheddar Gorge, in the heart of the Mendip Hills is an international centre for caving and rock climbing which should give you idea of what to expect. If donning a hard hat and heading down into Gough’s Cave to see the stalagmites and stalactites isn’t your thing, you can book a guided cliff-top walk to see breathtaking vistas. Alternatively, enjoy Beyond the View, an entirely virtual tour of the Gorge.
2. Mendip Hills
When camping on our Cheddar Club Site, you’re in the heart of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty called the Mendip Hills. The dramatic limestone landscape is a dream for walkers, cyclists and outdoor lovers. Rocky outcrops, ancient woodland, beautiful stone walls and crags give the Mendip Hills it’s distinctive character.
It’s around a 10 minute drive to the cathedral city of Wells from our Cheddar Club Site. There’s plenty to do in the city, from exploring the Gothic architecture of Wells Cathedral to enjoying the many local pubs and eateries on offer.
4. Wookey Hole Caves
Also in Wells are the famed Wookey Hole Caves which make the perfect day out for the whole family.
5. The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company
Head to the Cheddar Cheese Company to sample cheese made in the village and aged in the caves. Book onto a VIP tour to get a behind the scenes look at the process from start to finish.
The village of Priddy is the highest in the Mendip Hills and is a short walk from our Cheddar Club Site. There you’ll find a popular pub and a farm café selling local produce.
This is the ultimate day out for animal lovers in Somerset. There are many reasons the drive will be worth it including the huge variety of animals you can see, the history you can unearth on a tour of Longleat House and the variety of attractions to keep kids entertained.
Want to squeeze in a visit to the seaside during your trip? Head to Weston-super-Mare for seaside fun including a walk along the traditional pier, arcades, walks along the beach and much more.
From the Roman Baths, quintessentially British afternoon teas and recognisable TV and film locations, the city of Bath has something for everyone.
10. Glastonbury Tor
Overlooking the Somerset Levels, Glastonbury Tor has a fascinating past. The walk to the top to reach St Michaels Tower is fairly gentle and offers wonderful views along the way.
For more information and ideas of things to do view our page about camping in Somerset.