I remember the first time I ever saw Cheddar Gorge, we were on a family holiday in our touring caravan and our parents took us there for the day.
I must of been about 13 and really wasn’t interested in going anywhere with mum and dad, my annoying little brother and sister, being a typical teenager, but the charm of the Gorge soon drew me in and stayed with me. To this day it is one of my favourite places, and I have been back several times since as an adult.
Aaron had never visited so we knew whilst we were in the area, this was one of the places we wanted to go.
We came in to Cheddar at the top of the Gorge and drove all the way down to the bottom, looking for somewhere suitable to park. Turning around and heading back up the hill, we chose somewhere just above the start of the shops and unloaded ourselves and the boys out of the car. Coats and walking shoes on, we paid the £5 parking, (which was for a whole day, and the only option), and made our way down to the village.
We soon discovered, having read the signs along the road, that you can park for free on the single yellow lines after the 30th September! It was Oct 3rd! Doh!! Mr ChitChat wasn’t best pleased. Too late now. On we went…
Mooching along in and out of all the shops, some really lovely interesting ones and some full of tat, which you will find at any tourist attraction, we came across a Christmas shop! I was straight in there, taking in the gorgeous cinnamon smells, all the pretty decorations and Christmas themed bits and bobs. Heaven! Although I did resist the urge to buy anything.
Our tummy’s were starting to rumble and Aaron had spotted a lovely little tea room on the way down which served sandwiches etc, so we made our way back there. I have never seen such a collection of teapots in all my life! So many different varieties on display. We ordered a sandwich and they certainly didn’t disappoint, we would highly recommend this place!
Upon exiting the cafe it had started to rain, so we made our way back to the car. Another successful outing which we both really enjoyed.
Thanks for reading, V&A xx