Gough's Cave is located in Cheddar Gorge on the Mendip Hills, in Cheddar, Somerset, England. The cave is deep and is long,
and contains a variety of large chambers and rock formations
Gough's Cave was discovered in 1890 by Richard Cox Gough. Richard Cox Gough lived in Cheddar in Lion House, and used to give tours around smaller caves for money. His children used to use the front part of the cave as aplayground. He discovered Gough's Cave by falling through the top while, allegedly, chasing his pet monkey.
In 2007 a carving of a mammoth, estimated to be 13,000 years old, was found in the cave.
In this cave the Cheddar Man
was discovered. It is the name given to the remains of a human male found in Gough’s Cave. The remains date to approximately 7150 BCE, and it appears that he died a violent death, perhaps related to the cannibalism
practiced in the area. He is Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton. The remains were discovered in 1903,
and currently reside in the Natural History Museum
in London, with a replica in the Cheddar Man and the Cannibals
museum in the gorge.