Cheddar is not only the name of a cheese, but also a village located near Somerset. If you go nine miles out of Wells in a north western direction, you might find it. But this particular village has a long history that is of interest to many, hence why so many come to visit.
The Cheddar Gorge is the biggest natural gorge in the UK. Just this brings in a lot of tourists simply to see the massive natural structure, but the fact that this village has such an impressive history is just the tip of the iceberg. Cheddar Gorge is actually a series of caves, and each of them holds something interesting for curious tourists, where you can learn about the natural and biological elements down the Earth.
It is no coincidence that the world famous cheese was given the same name as this town, because this is where it was invented. Cheddar cheese is currently the most popular type of cheese served in the country, and while it is now produced around the world, one local producer invented the original recipe, and still produces it to this day.
Other food items also come from Cheddar, such as strawberries. The village is renowned for growing its strawberries, and many people come just to taste them. Finally, Cheddar Ales is a small brewery which can create some unique brands that were also invented in Cheddar. The beer made here ends up in pubs from all around the region, so make sure you have a taste during your visit here.