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“Got there eventually!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eden Project

Eden Project
Bodelva, Par, St Austell PL24 2SG, England
01726 811911
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Par
Type: Outdoors
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Owner description: Trek through the world's largest indoor rainforest, take in the sights and smells of our Mediterranean Biome, and explore our huge outdoor gardens. At the Eden Project you'll discover the fascinating relationships between plants and people. You'll also find a full calendar of family events throughout the year and music festivals in the summer. As an educational charity we run transformational social and environmental projects locally and internationally.
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Got there eventually!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Unlike many attractions in Cornwall it is relatively simple to visit Eden on public transport. The bus from St Austell station is clearly marked and advertised (if a little expensive at £6 return) Our bus broke down on route on monday. The driver was very friendly and kept us informed of the situation. After a 25 minute wait we were transferred to another bus (rival company free of charge) and after a mystery tour of St Austell and surrounding villages arrived somewhat thirsty and ready for lunch at Eden.

I have visited many times in the past as my family live in cornwall. Always something new too see. A wonderful creative place that always inspires me to reduce, re-use and re-cycle.

Yes the admission price is high but not when you bear in mind that you can spend ALL day and still not see everything. Plants are seasonal that is the very nature of nature, so there will always be beds that are being replanted.

The canteen is simple and functional, whats up with that! I love that I can help myself to as many potatoes/salad as I wish. Less food waste and people feel satisfied with their portion. I have food allergies and all the meals were clearly marked gluten/dairy content. The lemon and ginger gluten free cake was to die for!!!

I didnt find the building work distracting in the slightest and there was an interesting bohemian gentleman in the Mediterranean biome that was playing guitar and this added to the restful and serene atmosphere. In fact if there had been some comfy sofas/cushions I may have had a siesta!!

The attraction by its nature contains a great deal of walking so it would be nice if there was some sort of motorised tour so that less able bodied people could enjoy more of the attraction. The land train back up the hill is an absolute essential after a long day and it even slowed down so we could take photos from the vantage point.

Visited April 2013
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“very quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

recently returned, last went 10 years ago. it has developed since then - exceptionally educational - clear written explanations throughout. Definately a 'must' to visit - you know get free pass for the remainder of the year.

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“Both less and more than we expected.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A bit confusing finding out where to go once we were inside the Eden Project area but eventually we figured it out. The train is a tractor pulling a couple of cars and just takes you from A to B; we thought it would be more like a monorail around the entire property but sadly, not. There is a fair amount to see but not quite as much as we though, of course being early in the season there as not a lot going on. Great selection of goodies in the shops. The restaurant was odd. A beetroot and bean burger doesn't cut it for us, the food was very vegetarian oriented and if we had known we would have taken sandwiches. In nice weather with all the flowers in bloom children would have a riot. The price is good as it gives you all year-access which for locals is a real bonus. All in all a nice afternoon out.

NOTE: Lots of walking and hills, VERY hot and humid in the rainforest biome, so older people and those who are not great walkers be aware.

Visited April 2013
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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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“Food a let down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I went to this attraction and found it good except for the food, there were only vegetarian options, no meat at all! All the food contained cheese which is no good as 1 of the family members has a dairy allergy. I also found at £6.50 that the meals were expensive. Please cater for meat eaters, this was your one let down.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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“A truly magical experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

You have to visit to understand the astonishing way in which the Biodomes have been constructed in a disused chalk quarry. This is certainly one place you must visit if you want to experience a snapshot of vegetation from so many parts of the world. Words cannot express just how remarkable the Eden Project really is -- visit yourselves and you will see!

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