20 Jan

Consider Cheddar's attractions

Consider Cheddar's attractions

The Somerset town of Cheddar is world famous for its connection to cheese, but it could also prove to be the ideal destination for people looking to move away from the city.

There is plenty of property for sale in Cheddar to fit most budgets and it could offer a new start for families looking to settle down and raise children in a relaxing environment.

It is home to around 5,000 residents and is surrounded by some of the UK's most glorious countryside.  Every year it welcomes visitors from around the world who are keen to spend time walking in the region.

Of course, there is plenty to recommend the village, which has a strong history - reflected in the 15th century market cross and the Church of St Andrew.

Cheddar offers a number of local shops for the day-to-day basics, but there are also good transport links to shopping areas in bigger towns, with a bus link to Weston-Super-Mare and Wells. There are also strong connections to the motorways nearby.

In terms of sporting facilities, the Kings Fitness and Leisure centre, situated on the grounds of The Kings of Wessex School, provides a venue for various sports and includes a 20-metre swimming pool, racket sport courts, a sports hall, dance studios and a gym.

One of the main attractions in the region is Cheddar Gorge. It is the largest gorge in the country and welcomes around half a million visitors every year.

The gorge is the site of the Cheddar show caves, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be over 9,000 years old, was found.

The caves, produced by the activity of an underground river, contain amazing stalactites and stalagmites. It has also been classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801771135-ADNFCR

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