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Discussion in 'Best Campsites for Chilling Out' started by mitzimad, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. mitzimad

    mitzimad Funster

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    Double question
    A eden project is it worth the £50 entrance fee and is this a bad time of year to visit it
    B WILD camping spots around that general area TRuro lizard
    Actually make that three questions
    C What else to see in the area
     
  2. Just smiffy

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    I had to check that price...:eek:

    It was £5 for the year when I went there first...

    The second time was to see a concert there with free entry to Eden and I think that was only about £25 all in !

    If you are into your plants then yes it is worth it, it is a wonderful sight to see as well... plenty to see and do and the food hall is a good place to eat and drink... it is a fair walk all around it and in my experience it is better when it’s quiet so now would be a good time to go and if you pick a day with no rain all the better....

    If I had friends or family staying I would encourage them to go... even though it £50 now but a full day out..

    There are plenty of places to discreetly park up around the area which someone will no doubt give you but I know of no specific ones or look on google satellite maps for ideas.... plenty to see around Cornwall this time of year...

    Just had a look on searchforsites and there are a few pubstops nearby...(y)
     
  3. Masman

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    Look on the net for special offers. We've been a couple of times and never paid £50.A great day out.designated parking for motorhome last time we were there.
     
  4. Masman

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    Money saving expert on net has a deal on at the moment £25 Adult 13 for a child.But you can donate your ticket and get free entry for a year
     
  5. rangitira

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    £ 25 if you book in advance, Just turn up at the gate and it's £27. 40.

    The Boi domes are interesting enough, IF, you have never seen a Rain Forest.
    To be quite honest, I personally think it's a tad expensive. The Lost Gardens of Heligan., I found to be more interesting, but that's just me I suppose.

    My favourite spots, and I generally go there 2-3 times a year, is Cape Cornwall & Pendeen Watch. On a stormy day, watching old Mother Nature smashing waves against the Cliffs, watching the spray 5 metres or so above the cliffs, or, on a calm day just to sit there and "contemplate your navel"

    Haven't been there for 9 months or so, but I think the Car park at Mevagissey allows you to stay overnight can't remember for how much tho. The Car park at Tintagel allows overnight stays too.

    The Car park at Kynance Cove , used to used to be a spot for wilding as long as you were out of there by 8 0'clock, but someone told me the NT has put up a Barrier.

    Penzance (as you come into town), Falmouth(The Quarry Hill Car Park, follow the A39 into town, at the traffic lights, by the big wine shop, turn left, down the hill, just past ARGOS, opposite Iceland turn left , up the hill car park on your left in about 30 metres, there is a small hopper bus that will take you into town, but it's only a short walk) & Perranporth(the one behind the shops) all have M/H friendly car parks. Truro has 2 park and rides.

    Hope this helps!
     
  6. rangitira

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    Adults X 2 @£25ea = £50
     
  7. busbuddy

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    there is a layby on the main a3083 about 2 miles short of the lizard just past the ruan minor turn, its a busy road at rush hour times but pretty quiet otherwise
    there is also one on the b3293 just after goonhilly just before the crossroads with the same traffic
    there are a lot of decent laybys in cornwall out of season

    i have also seen people overnighting at kennack sands beach but i like to be out of peoples way
     

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