It is at the foot of the spectacular deep limestome gorge known as the Cheddar Gorge, with its 800 foot cliffs on either side and the road running for a mile along the bottom.
There are caves in the cliffs, some of which are open to the public, with evidence of occupation in the Palaeolithic era, as well as stalagmites and stalactites in fantastic shapes and colours.
There is a fine parish church in the Perpendicular style, and an ancient Market Cross.
There was once a Saxon Royal palace in the area.
The world famous Cheddar cheese was first made around Cheddar in the 12th century. It is the most popular cheese in Britain.
A flower known as the Cheddar pink only grows here.