YHA Cheddar

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Cheddar, Somerset

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Nestled in the Mendips, with the world-famous Cheddar Gorge just a few minutes' walk away, this large, characterful Victorian house and accompanying annexe makes the perfect short break destination for families, individuals and groups. You can take it easy with some wonderful local walks and cycle routes, or travel to the nearby cities of Bath and Bristol. For a bit more action, exciting activities for all abilities are provided by our partners Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

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3 Star Hostel
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Recommended for cyclists by VisitEngland
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Suitable for older and less mobile guests
YHA Cheddar
YHA Cheddar, Hillfield, CHEDDAR, Somerset., BS27 3HN

About the area

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Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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