Visit Wookey Hole and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wookey Hole, Somerset. Here, in the southern limestone slopes of the Mendips, is one of the major cave complexes in Britain. The floodlit Great Cave contains remarkable formations of stalagmites and stalactites. Through it, slow and blue-green, flows the cause of it, the River Axe. During the Iron Age and as Late as the Roman occupation it was inhabited, and the implements found (serious excavation did not begin till 1912) have greatly increased knowledge of that period. Of other nearby caves, one was a hyenas' den, probably towards the end of the Ice Age. Their bones and those of the animals they fed on, including mammoth and wild horse, were found in it, also traces of Stone Age human habitation. On the hillside above are ancient cultivation terraces. Visitors to the Great Cave should wear strong shoes and warm clothes, as the temperature is permanently low and it is damp. Close to the path to it is one of the oldest paper mills in Britain (1610). It specializes in high-grade writing paper.
Ebbor Gorge, ¾ mile North West, is a smaller, much more wooded version of Cheddar Gorge, with the advantages that no road goes through it and that it is a National Nature Reserve. It is most easily reached from the West, from the Priddy road where there is a car park, or you can walk from Wookey Hole.
Nearby cities: Wells
Nearby towns: Cheddar, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Street
Nearby villages: Ashcott, Axbridge, Binegar, Blagdon, Chewton Mendip, Chilcompton, Compton, Compton Martin, Ditcheat, Draycott, East Harptree, East Pennard, Emborrow, Evercreech, Farrington Gurney, Godney, Hallatrow, Litton, Meare, North Widcombe, North Wootton, Oakhill, Paulton, Pilton, Polsham, Priddy, Pylle, Rodney Stoke, Shapwick, Shipham, Sidcot, South Widcombe, Temple Cloud, Ubley, Walton, Wedmore, West Harptree, West Pennard, Westbury, Wookey
Have you decided to visit Wookey Hole or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wookey Hole bed and breakfast (a Wookey Hole B&B or Wookey Hole b and b)
- a Wookey Hole guesthouse
- a Wookey Hole hotel (or motel)
- a Wookey Hole self-catering establishment, or
- other Wookey Hole accommodation