The Eden Project
The Eden Project's aim is to examine the ways in which human beings interact with their environment, with a special focus on the plant world, in order to develop new ways of sustainable development by spearheading new conservation methods. Owned by a charity called the Eden Trust, the Project consists of several specially-created conservatories, the largest in the world, built into a giant crater in Cornwall. The Eden Project is more than a theme park, as it presents visitors with an opportunity to explore the plant kingdom, and to examine our dependence on it. The park also hosts concerts during the summer, with top international acts regularly featuring on the bill.
Address: Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall. Four miles (6km) east of St Austell (signposted from the A30, A390 and A391)
Telephone: (0)1726 811 911
Transport: Buses run daily from St Austell, Newquay, Falmouth and Truro. A combined bus/admission ticket can be purchased on the bus
Opening times: Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (20 February to 25 March), and 9.30am to 6pm (26 March to 4 November). Last ticket is always sold 1.5 hours before the closing time
Admission: £23 (adults), £9.50 (children 5-16). Other concessions are available. Note that tickets are cheaper if you book them online in advance