Cheddar is a village at the foot of the famous
Cheddar Gorge with its towering limestone cliffs make it one of Britain's
natural showpieces; the finest views of the gorge are obtained by
approaching from the north. There are more than 400 holes or caves
in the area, and the larger ones, visitors can see stalactites
and stalagmites rich in colour and fantastic shapes. Cheddar cheese originated
from here more than 300 years ago.
Coarse and trout
fishing on the river Tone at Taunton,
on the A361 about 9 miles west of Taunton). Other good waters
include the Taunton-Bridgewater Canal, the West Sedgemoor Drain and Clatworthy Reservoir.