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What’s at Wookey Hole?

Date: 9th July 2018
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Author: Sarah Twist
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Publisher: Darwin Escapes
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Park: Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa
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Wookey Hole has been a popular tourist attraction for decades, but there’s so much more to explore than the caves

Located in Wells, Somerset, the world famous Wookey Hole caves are only a short drive from our own Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa. The famous caves are a popular tourist attraction in the area, with the new caves being discovered and new attractions always added to entertain and excite the whole family.


About the Caves

Over 50,000 years ago the earliest man lived in the Wookey Hole valley, and centuries later during the Iron Age, the Celtic people found the caves equally safe and comfortable to live in. But by the 15th Century, only broken pottery and legends inhabited the area. In 1914, Herbert Blach published his archaeological findings and people began to explore the caves, the legends and the stunning underground river that flows through the caverns.

There are a number of caves to explore at Wookey Hole, all with their own legends and unique attributes. The Witch’s Kitchen is home to ‘The Giant’ which is the largest stalagmite in all the caves. The tallest chamber stands at over 70 feet high, called The Great Hall has recently had witch markings discovered around it. The Witch’s Parlour is the largest natural dome in the UK and is over 200 feet below ground. And brand new for 2018, Chamber 20 offers beautiful and unique formations to marvel at. Visit the caves and learn the legends, before exploring the underground world.


The Attractions

There are over 20 attractions for the whole family to enjoy at Wookey Hole, including the Pirate Adventure Golf, a Magical Mirror Maze which creates the illusion of a large colourfully-vaulted crypt, or visit the elves, fairies and dragons in the Mystic Fairy Garden. Take a stroll around the prehistoric landscape of the Valley of the Dinosaurs and step back in time to join the amazing creatures that inhabit it. The Wookey Hole Circus offers a jaw-dropping show of talented people flying through the air, and with 2 shows a day every weekend, you’ll never miss a show. And don’t forget to visit the amazing 4D Cinema where you’ll go on an adventure before watching the movie.

Wookey Hole also boasts a full calendar of events throughout the year to enjoy, with the Halloween spectaculars a popular attraction as every year includes a child-friendly option, plus an adult only scarefest to enjoy!


Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

Just a 20 minute drive from Wookey Hole is our beautiful Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa location. Surrounded by the picturesque Mendip Hills in Somerset, Cheddar Woods offers beautiful scenery and 5 star facilities, including an indoor tropically heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, as well as a Bistro Restaurant serving mouth-watering dishes.

There is no shortage of entertainment at Cheddar Woods, with a full Go Active + programme including a large climbing wall, water walkerz and body zorbs, as well as laser clay shooting and archery available. And if the weather isn’t on your side, head over to the indoor entertainments area, complete with a two-lane bowling alley and golf simulator to enjoy.

After all that entertainment head for the Eden Spa to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing Aromatherapy Associates treatment, and truly enjoy some ‘me time’ in our Relaxation Room.

So why not book your holiday escape at Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa, explore the legends of the local area and get away from it all?


Ownership at Cheddar

If you don’t want to leave us, then you’re in luck. Cheddar Woods offers holiday home ownership in Somerset, meaning you can discover all the that the local area has to offer at your own pace, as well as taking advantage of all the amazing 5 star facilities available onsite too.

We have a wide range of holiday homes and holiday lodges available to purchase, so we are sure to have something to fit all needs, budgets and tastes at Cheddar Woods. And becoming an owner is easier than you think, with our team being able to introduce you to a financial advisor who can help you spread the cost of your holiday home, if you choose to.

To find out more about joining our friendly community of owners at Cheddar Woods, call our Ownership Team on 01745 858010 or talk to an advisor via our Live Chat service today and start your ownership journey.

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