Cheddar Bridge Touring Park8.3
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How is Cheddar Bridge Touring Park gorge-ous? Let us – and its flow of former guests – count the wheys: it’s scenic, four-star and overlooks the Mendip Hills; it’s a former Cheddar in Bloom winner for its viewsome flowers, and it has the River Yeo flowing through it – just look at those pics of the riverside holiday homes. Quack.
If you’re a peace-loving peep, you might also brie chuffed to know that Cheddar Bridge is firmly for ages 18 and over, so no footballs should bang against your holiday home wall at six in the morning (unless your other half really can’t help it…). Once you’re nice and rested, it’s a short stroll from the site to comely Cheddar village, simply striking Cheddar Gorge and the Mendips, the limestone hills that are part of a Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Ancient Monument and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Back at base, holiday homes at Cheddar Bridge Touring Park are heated, fully fitted and come with bedding, a plasma TV and a TV player. But you might choose to stay outdoors instead: we can’t think of much better than sitting on the deck of your holiday home sipping a Somerset cider, looking out for the flash of kingfishers and watching the ducks paddle their way down the river alongside… Quack.
Cheddar Gorge and Caves first, of course: personally we could spend days in one spot just gaping at the gorge, but there’s also climbing and caving to be had, wandering around the heart-stopping stalactite caves (we stand and gawp here too), and puffing up Jacobs Ladder and to the Lookout Tower – it’s only about 300 steps to the tower top…
Delve into the story of the gorge at the Museum of Prehistory, including the famous Cheddar Man: multi-attraction day tickets are available at the gorge for the above as well as for a clifftop walk and open-top bus tour. It’s a similar story at Wookey Hole Caves, which has a wealth of family attractions based around the caves and the famous witch.
In and around Cheddar town, it’s not much surprise to find there are other tasty treats to try: cheese, naturally, but we also recommend a taste trip around the Cheddar Chocolate Company and Cheddar Sweet Kitchen, with grown-up treats available at the Cheddar Ales brewery and at Somerset’s many (many) cider farms and producers. Souvenirs of all should be loaded into the car boot to take home.
Cheddar Bridge Touring Park is roughly halfway between the seaside at Weston-super-Mare and the tiny city of Wells for at least a couple of days’ worth of trips, with Bristol and Glastonbury also within a reasonable drive. Dive into Bath, also nearby, for Roman remains, spas and Jane Austen; the literature, arts and children’s literature festivals are well worth a look too if you’re in town at the right time. There are numerous villages dotted about for markets, pubs and picking up local produce; if you feel the urge to burn some of this off, King Wessex Leisure Centre at Cheddar has a pool, sports court and gym.
Hikers and twitchers have the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels to keep them occupied, with the Mendips also well known as a climbing and caving centre. Look out for peregrine falcons and marsh harriers in both areas; to find out more about snipes and other feathery sorts around these parts, the RSPB has a reserve at West Sedgemoor.
Savvy shopper sort? Congratulations. Wells has a market every Saturday and Wednesday, and the biggest car boot market in the south-west is on every Sunday at Winchester Farm, only a quarter of a mile from Cheddar Bridge Touring Park: bring an extra suitcase for your goodies.
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- Cheddar Caves & Gorge (0.8 miles)
- Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (5.5 miles)
- Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (6.3 miles)
- King John's Hunting Lodge (2.1 miles)
- West Pennard Court Barn (11.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Cheddar Gorge - Black Down - Rowberrow (0.4 miles)
- Charterhouse - Black Down - Velvet Bottom - Charterhouse (3.1 miles)
- Burrington Combe - Black Down - Rowberrow - Dolebury (3.8 miles)
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66% would stay here again.
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A quiet site in a very noisy location. 31 Aug 2014
kenparsons (Mature couple, 1 review)
Lovely apartments 18 Sep 2013
dawn0767 (Mature couple, 1 review)
great fun weekend in the gypsy caravan 28 Aug 2013
jimmyheald (Young couple, 1 review)
we return here all the time 4 Aug 2013
johnsy (Mature couple, 1 review)
Beautiful but VERY NOISY 29 Mar 2012
BIG_emu (Young couple, 1 review)
From the manager...
You were right the Gypsy Wagon has now been moved to the Tent field also by the river but nice and quiet, thanks for the review.
Disappointing in areas 6 Jun 2011
arcoirisjsy (Mature couple, 1 review)
Wonderful site, friendly owners, wonderful facilites will be back 10 Aug 2009
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No dogs allowed
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Wells: Princes Rd Bus Station — 7.0mi
Bristol Airport Coach Stop — 8.4mi
Worle: New Bristol Rd Coach Stop — 8.5mi
- Train stations
Worle Rail Station — 8.3mi
Yatton Rail Station — 8.5mi
Weston Milton Rail Station — 8.9mi
- Ferry ports
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 10.7mi
Clevedon Pier — 12.4mi
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 13.0mi
Bristol International Airport — 8.4mi
Cardiff International Airport — 25.9mi
Leave the M5 at Junction 22 onto the A371 towards Wells. Follow the signs for Cheddar (12 miles). Continue to follow signs for Cheddar village (do not turn left for the Gorge). Pass though the village with the Stone Cross on your left, and pass the church (the road bends left).
Cheddar Bridge Caravan and Camping Park is immediately on the right. The entrance to the park is over an ancient stone bridge.