4.8 miles approx. from Silvermine House
What is here? https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-here
- Rainforest Biome – where you can experience 4 rainforest environments.
- England’s longest zip wire
- Eve sculpture & Giant Bee
- Soft Play for Kids
- Mediterranean Kitchen
- Gravity Giant Swing
approx. 1.5 miles from Silvermine House
The historic fishing port of Charlestown has been the setting for many famous films and TV dramas; most recently visitors and locals will see Charlestown transformed for filming the series Poldark with Aidan Turner as
Originally built to export copper and import coal it was also soon being used to export China Clay.
The port gets its name from its creator Charles Rashleigh who was a member of the local landowning family and was constructed between 1791 – 1801 in response to the local mining industry.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
approx. 5 miles from Silvermine House
200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance
Twenty-five 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.
The contemporary focus is to work with nature, accepting and respecting it and protecting and enhancing the variety of habitats with which the project is endowed.
Heligan Images Credit: Lost Gardens of Heligan
Mevagissey Harbour & Fowey Estuary
Mevagissey a working harbour and once the haunt for Cornish smugglers approx. 4.3miles from Silvermine House with narrow streets, gift shops, craft shops, galleries, coffee shops and pubs. Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour and there is a ferry to the nearby port of Fowey.
Fowey is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walk though the narrow streets of the town and browse the independent shops selling gifts, artwork and clothing. Visit St Catherines Castle overlooking the harbour entrance and Readymoney Cove. There are many bistros and coffee shops offering local produce including Fowey River mussels. Fowey is approximately 10miles from Silvermine House.
Cornwall is a County defined by its spectacular coastline which tapers out into the Atlantic Ocean. There is so much to see and do every day in every season:
• Myths & Legends
• Adrenaln Junkies
• Art Galleries
• Michelin star restaurants