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The Eden Project

With its distinctive white domes, the Eden Project is Cornwall's best-known tourist attraction. But it's much more than just a big green theme park and visitors can expect to come away with a better understanding of the environment and their interaction with it. As they say at the Eden Project, 'we aim to reconnect people with their environments locally and globally'.

Dubbed 'the Eighth Wonder of the World', The Eden Project is primarily the idea of Tim Smit, the man behind the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Eden was funded by a £55.3 million grant from the Millennium Commission and is run by a charitable trust. It opened its doors on 17th March 2001, since when it has had more than 8 million visitors.

The Eden Project is sited in a former china clay pit at Bodelva, near St Austell, Cornwall. It consists of three biomes (a biome is a large naturally occuring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat), the Outdoor Biome, Rainforest Biome and Mediterranean Biome. The Eden Project's award-winning £15 million education Centre, The Core, was opened by the Queen in June 2006.

If you're planning a visit to the Eden Project, allow around four hours to fully enjoy the site.

Getting to The Eden project

Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
Total distance from the hotel to the Eden Project: 20.6miles
Travel time from the hotel to the Eden Project: Approximately 40mins

Useful links about the Eden Project

For opening time and ticket prices: The Eden Project

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