Cornish Coast, Gardens & the Eden Project

Cornish Coast, Gardens & the Eden Project

8 day Tour of Cornish Coast and Gardens including a full day at the Eden Project

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8 day Tour of Cornish Coast and Gardens including a full day at the Eden Project

Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall in a disused clay mine, transforming it into a rich, global garden where people can learn about nature and get inspiration about the world around them. An exciting attraction where you can explore your relationship with nature, learn new things and get inspiration about the world around you. Here's some of what you'll find when you visit:

World's largest rainforest in captivity with steamy jungles and waterfalls

Cutting-edge architecture and buildings

Stunning garden displays all year round

World-class sculpture and art

Evening gigs, concerts and an ice rink in the winter

Educational centre and demonstrations to inspire all ages

Brilliant local, fairly-traded food in the restaurants and cafes

New rainforest lookout that takes you above the treetops

Living example of regeneration and sustainable living

Free land train running on biofuel

 

St Agnes is a picturesque village on the north coast of Cornwall. Steeped in mining history the village still retains a traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere and makes a wonderful base for your holiday, with four varied beaches and a central location for touring the rest of Cornwall. We have dramatic coastal walks and breathtaking scenery filled with relics from the past as well as friendly hotels serving good food in a warm atmosphere.

 

Trebah Gardens Waterfalls, rock pools, rare trees and shrubs provide an undulating carpet of colour in this glorious sub-tropical ravine garden. The contrast of exotic foliage and the sheer profusion of remarkable plants in such a dramatic setting provides memorable and remarkable sights all year round.

 

Lost Gardens of Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this "Sleeping Beauty". After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria as we travel south via the M6 and M5 motorways to Cornwall (lunch and coffee stops en-route). We will arrive at the Rosemundy House Hotel in time for dinner.

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Day 2

Following breakfast we visit the charming seaside resort of St Ives with its cobbled streets full of pretty fishermans' cottages. St Ives is also known for its artistic connections, the Tate Gallery opened a branch here in 1993. We return to St Agnes mid-afternoon. Dinner at the Rosemundy.

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Day 3

A day at leisure in St Agnes, why not take one of the many lovely coastal walks. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 4

A scenic drive today as we head via Helston and past St Michael's Mount to Penzance the most westerly town in England, time at leisure for lunch. This afternoon we continue our coastal drive passing Land's End before returning to St Agnes and Rosemundy House for dinner in the hotel.

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Day 5

Our first stop today is Falmouth, the town stands on a peninsula below the headland crowned by Pendennis Castle, its picturesque and busy harbour and palm lined streets make it an ideal place to spend the morning. After lunch we have an included visit to Trebah Garden which has a spectacular wooded ravine that drops 200ft to the Helford River and private beach. we return to St Agnes for dinner.

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Day 6

Today we visit the Eden Project at St. Austell, nestled in a huge disused clay mine crater where massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity. Stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens. Vouchers for a cornish cream tea add to the day's attraction. Dinner in the Rosemundy.

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Day 7

This morning we visit the fabulous Lost Gardens of Heligan. 25 years ago Heligan's historic gardens were unknown and unseen, lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today the lost gardens have been put back where they belong; in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall. In the afternoon we visit the pretty fishing village of Mevagissey renowned for its boat building and colourful past as a smugglers haunt. Farewell dinner tonight in the Rosemundy Hotel.

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Day 8

We leave the Rosemundy Hotel after breakfast for our return journey to Cumbria (lunch and coffee stops en-route) and we are due to arrive home early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Rosemundy House Hotel is based on an elegant Queen Anne residence, tastefully extended and converted to provide warm and comfortable bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms with w.c.s, colour TV, direct dial telephones, modem points, hair driers and beverage tray. All the rooms have a relaxing ambience making this the ideal hotel for a relaxing holiday in Cornwall.

The hotel is situated in secluded and sheltered gardens and woodland extending to some four acres, yet only a hundred yards from the main street in the unspoilt village of St. Agnes. It is less than a mile from the beach at Trevaunance Cove and one and a half miles from Chapel Porth.

If you just feel like relaxing, why not sunbathe by the heated outdoor pool, play croquet or putting on the lawn. The extensive grounds provide a haven to relax.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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