What is it? Two giant biomes that look like oversized footballs, but actually contain a paradise of plants and the world’s largest indoor rainforest.
Why go? The Eden Project is one of those ultra-famous tourist attractions that’s actually well-worth going to because it’s as good as they say it is (possibly better). The two main areas are the Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes, and they’ve also got huge outdoor gardens to explore too. Just don’t eat any apples or get chatting to a snake.
PLEASE NOTE: Overnight stays are currently not allowed in England until April 12. Facilities and businesses in the towns and villages we mention may be closed at the moment. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. Check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines when visiting. UPDATED MARCH 2021.
Hurray! Holidays are back on the cards this summer. If you’re looking for a change of scene, but don’t fancy all the fuss travelling abroad will entail this year, the UK has plenty of stunning destinations that don’t require a passport. If sea, sand and sun is your vibe, you can do worse than a trip to the white sandy beaches and picturesque countryside of Cornwall.
Everyone has their own preferred list of things to do in Cornwall. The surfers call out the beaches of Newquay, Praa Sands, Porthtowan and the rest. The foodies (and London escapees) have Rick Stein's Padstow and artsy St. Ives. Families opt for the Eden Project, the campsites and bucket-and-spade promenades. And the quieter souls have the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and all the cream teas in Falmouth and beyond. But Kernow (as the Cornish call it) is also a country with a strong sense of its own identity. This ruggedly beautiful tip of the south west has its own flag and language, plus a history filled with myths, legends and romantic folklore. Be warned: Cornwall will steal your heart.
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