Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. In 1903 the remains of a human male, since named Cheddar Man were found a short distance inside Gough's cave, he is Britain's oldest complete human skeleton having been dated to approx. 7150 BCE. Mitochondrial DNA taken from the skeleton has been found to match that of Adrian Targett, a man living in the area today indicating that Cheddar Man is a very distant ancestor, amazing!

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. In 1903 the remains of a human male, since named Cheddar Man were found a short distance inside Gough's cave, he is Britain's oldest complete human skeleton having been dated to approx. 7150 BCE. Mitochondrial DNA taken from the skeleton has been found to match that of Adrian Targett, a man living in the area today indicating that Cheddar Man is a very distant ancestor, amazing!

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, Egland | 16 Places You'll Hardly Believe Are In The United Kingdom

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, Egland | 16 Places You'll Hardly Believe Are In The United Kingdom

Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar. Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar. Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

Wishing Well Tea Rooms in  Cheddar Gorge Wishing Well   by John... in London, via Flickr

Wishing Well Tea Rooms in Cheddar Gorge Wishing Well by John... in London, via Flickr

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.  Truly stunning landscape, caves, hillwalk, lookout tower, open top bus tour.

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Truly stunning landscape, caves, hillwalk, lookout tower, open top bus tour.

Cox's Cave, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England.  The approximately estimated travel/road distance from Shaftesbury to Cheddar Gorge can be around 36.13 miles to 39.28 miles

Cox's Cave, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England. The approximately estimated travel/road distance from Shaftesbury to Cheddar Gorge can be around 36.13 miles to 39.28 miles

Inside one of the Cheddar Gorge Caves - in 1903, a skeleton was found in the caves - Cheddar Man dates from approximately 7150 BC - Britain's oldest complete skeleton.

Inside one of the Cheddar Gorge Caves - in 1903, a skeleton was found in the caves - Cheddar Man dates from approximately 7150 BC - Britain's oldest complete skeleton.

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