The Eden Project
Cornwall’s most popular and famous attraction, The Eden Project is truly unique and has something for everyone to enjoy. The Eden Project is nestled in a huge crater. There are 2 massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. During peak times there are different exhibitions such as dinosaurs, and during winter months there is an ice rink for you to enjoy as well.
The Eden Project has hosted some international superstars over the years such as Oasis, Lionel Richie, Motorhead and Amy Winehouse. Check out the Eden Sessions for a ticket to one of these evening gigs in a stunning location, it is truly magical watching a gig at Eden, highly recommended. Your whole family can learn all about the rainforest and different climates.
There are some great local food outlets on site but feel free to bring a packed lunch if you prefer. This is an unmissable day out for all the family including your dogs as the Eden Project is a dog-friendly location. For those more adventurous among you then check out the Zip Line. Soar above the Biomes on England’s longest and fastest zip wire covering 660 metres and travelling at speeds of up to 60mph. Book in advance to avoid missing out on this.
Is the Eden Project Dog Friendly?
Dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas of the Eden Project, but unfortunately, are not allowed inside the Biomes or other undercover areas. You should bear this in mind when planning your visit to avoid any inconvenience.
About St Austell
One of the biggest towns in Cornwall and a great location to visit the South Coast, St Austell was once a huge player in the China Clay industry and you can see all around the town there are piles of slag, sometimes referred to as the Cornish Alps. St Austell is the gateway to Charlestown and is close to Mevagissey. It also the home of the world famous Eden project which is situated just outside the town. There are plenty of shops in the town centre and some fantastic accommodation listings in the area.