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Eden Project

Explore one of Cornwall’s biggest and best attractions, an eco-garden of plants from around the world that was built to educate and entertain.

Witness the vast, futuristic beauty of the Eden Project, a wildly successful eco-experiment hidden in the hills of Cornwall. Spend a whole day roaming gardens contained within biomes, vast greenhouse-style domes that contain microclimates from around the world. A trip to the Eden Project means roaming the jungles of South America one moment and exploring the Mediterranean coast the next. 

The Eden Project began as a clay pit with a lot of potential. Tim Smit, the project’s founder, had a vision for plants from all around the world, so he bought the biggest space he could find to fit his vision. Explore an attraction that first opened in 2001 and welcomed over a million visitors in its first 4 months. 

Travel across the globe by exploring each of the gardens contained within the attraction. The Rainforest Biome features a walkway through the canopy and viewing platforms which allow you to look down on the largest indoor rainforest in the world. The Mediterranean Biome houses over 1,000 plant varieties from hot coastal climates.

Once out of the biomes, explore the outdoor gardens. Amble through over 20 acres (8 hectares) of flower beds and fields, looking out for the sculptures that are scattered throughout the gardens. Some spaces are dedicated to medicinal plants, while others create sensory experiences. 

Bring your family to this all-ages attraction. The Nest, a play area for children, allows kids to run wild while parents relax. Children will also enjoy finding the secret garden that looks at the myth and folklore of different plants. 

Brave the Sky Wire, a giant zip wire that carries you over the biomes at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour). For more sedate activities, explore the interactive exhibits in The Core, which teach visitors about ecosystems and evolution.

The Eden Project can easily take up a full day of entertainment, so allow plenty of time to visit this vast attraction. Buses run here from St. Austell train station and ticket prices are reduced if you come by public transportation, although car parking is available. Come back in every season for events and gigs throughout the year.


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YHA Eden Project - Hostel

YHA Eden Project - Hostel

Eden Project, Par
4.5
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Par, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Eden Project and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cornwall Football Golf and Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens. Marsh Villa Gardens is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

£83
Boscundle Manor

Boscundle Manor

Boscundle, St Austell
4.5
of 5, from 114 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in St Austell, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens and Cornwall Football Golf. Eden Project and Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£83
The Britannia Inn & Waves Restaurant

The Britannia Inn & Waves Restaurant

St Austell Road, Par
4.5
of 5, from 133 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Par, this inn is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens and Cornwall Football Golf. Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and Charlestown Harbour are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£67
Penarth Guest House

Penarth Guest House

St. Austell Road, Par
4.6
of 5, from 49 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Par, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, Marsh Villa Gardens and Cornwall Football Golf. Eden Project and The Parish Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£67
The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate

The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate

Pentewan Road, St Austell
4.5
of 5, from 221 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in St Austell, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and Porthpean Beach. Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens and Cornwall Football Golf are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£75
Sea Breeze Apartment "near the Eden Project"

Sea Breeze Apartment "near the Eden Project"

Carclaze road, St Austell
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in St Austell, this apartment is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cornwall Football Golf, Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens and Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre. Charlestown Harbour and Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£128
Carlyon Bay Hotel

Carlyon Bay Hotel

Sea Road, St Austell
4.4
of 5, from 150 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Carlyon Bay, this spa hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens and Charlestown Harbour. Cornwall Football Golf and Porthpean Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£49
Rashleigh Arms

Rashleigh Arms

Charlestown Road, St Austell
4.5
of 5, from 22 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Charlestown, this inn is steps away from Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and Charlestown Harbour. Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens and Porthpean Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).