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It’s generally been a trip where every stop has lived up to or exceeded expectations, but our day trip to Cheddar Gorge felt like our first misfire. Not because of the gorge itself, which was stunning. But the caves have been turned into a series of “experiences,” for which they charge a pretty penny. During our visit, the main cave had the seasonal addition of neon-light Easter displays, which rather detracted from the caves qua caves. Mainly, we were disappointed that we didn’t have as much time to explore the gorge itself — next time, we’d bypass all the commercial nonsense and just do the Cheddar Gorge hike.

Enjoying the view after hiking up to the top of the gorge
Don’t look down!

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