St. Austell is located in Cornwall and is popular with tourists. One of the most popular attractions in the immediate area is the Eden Project, which is an expansive complex that simulates natural environments and is also home to a variety of plant species from around the world. It is certainly well worth a visit if you are going to be in the St. Austell area. There are also many other attractions in St. Austell to see, some of which are related to the Cornish china industry, as well as dining, shopping and accommodation options in the immediate area.
As a small town located within the boundaries of Cornwall, St. Austell is a town that relies heavily upon tourists in order to support the economy and keep the town prosperous. This is a task that it has thus far managed to achieve with a great deal of success thanks to the varied and interesting range of different attractions and landmarks which are on offer.
If you are a nature lover, or merely want to enjoy a leisurely stroll with some scenic landscape around you then you will love the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the largest and indeed most popular botanical garden displays within the whole of the UK. One of the most interesting aspects of the Lost Gardens is their cultivation of pineapples in the aptly named "pineapple pit" although, be warned, if you do intend to visit this particular feature of the garden be prepared for a strong smell. In order to provide the plants with the necessary nutrients and minerals required so as to allow the plants to grow healthy and strong, decomposing manure is used which is exceptionally pungent even by usual compost standards!
St. Austell is a very eco-orientated town and this is evident with the Eden project. For a small town, St. Austell certainly has a strong commitment to environmental issues and so a visit to the Eden Project is certainly in order if only to admire the sheer ambition and scale of the project. The Eden project is the world's largest greenhouse and thus attracts visitors from across the world.