When thinking of anywhere in the UK, the word tropical doesn’t immediately spring to mind. However, for a fascinating experience, which should definitely be on your bucket list, why not plan a trip to the Eden Project?
This popular attraction is handily situated near the picturesque town of St Austell, the perfect destination for a long weekend. Open year-round, whatever the weather, the Eden Project takes a full day to explore, and you should buy your tickets in advance.
Giant Bee Sculpture
You won’t want to miss the giant bee sculpture for a great photo opportunity. For a really memorable occasion, you can take a private guided tour of the Rainforest, where an experienced guide will lead you to discover the architecture, plants and exhibits.
Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the chocolate tour, where you can hear the mysterious tales associated with cacao trees. To round off your visit, you get to create your own Aztec style hot chocolate!
One of the most popular attractions at the Eden Project is the Mediterranean Biome, with its new exhibit celebrating a Western Australia Garden.
See if you can find the sculptures in the vineyard, spot the giant citron fruits and, if visiting in spring, admire the tulip display. Follow this by enjoying lunch in the Med Terrace restaurant, and sample the tastes of Italy, Spain and Morocco.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can explore the daring activities available here, too. If flying on a zip wire is also on your bucket list, you can cross that off as well. England’s fastest zip wire is here, travelling at 60 mph!
Whether you are passionate about the environment, adore plants and gardening, or even wish to learn about the importance of insects, then the tropical Eden Project in Cornwall, is perfect for everyone.