101 places to go: the Eden Project

Visiting a greenhouse may sound like an unlikely entry in 101 Places to Go in the UK, Ireland and France, but few greenhouses are like the Eden Project in Cornwall.

In fact, describing the Eden Project as a greenhouse is a bit like describing Picasso as someone who liked to draw. Besides, how many greenhouses offer music events, art exhibitions, workshops and the world’s largest rainforest in captivity?

Normal service has resumed at the Eden Project following last year’s floods, and with the winter weather continuing across the rest of the UK, what better time to go and enjoy an indoor tropical climate.

The Eden Project is located near St Austell. Here are some of our suggestions for things to do in the region. Got your own? Please leave a suggestion below.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan offer over 200 acres of stunning greenery to explore. You may also see plenty of native wildlife – including many rare species. Hey, the Green Heron wouldn’t just live anywhere you know.

St Austell Brewery offers tours with a museum, visitor centre, wine warehouse and, yes, there is also a bar.

2 thoughts on “101 places to go: the Eden Project

  1. My wife and I was last at the Eden project in 2001 and we are coming to the UK in May 2011 and may visit again so can you tell me what the price is now please, Thanx Roger

  2. Hi Roger

    Adult tickets are currently £18 on the door but cheaper if you pre-book online – and cheaper still if you arrive via public transport (you have to show your bus/train ticket when arriving).

    There are also various concessions available. The full list is on the website: http://www.edenproject.com/

    Thanks for the comment and have a wonderful time in the UK!


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