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The Earth Centre

The Earth Centre is a science centre, also known as 'Our Dynamic Earth', and is a highly popular tourist and visitors attraction, as well as a conference venue, in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh. It was one of the first big projects to be supported by the Millennium Commission, opened in 1999, and its huge steel structure now sits proudly next to the Scottish Parliament building. The building itself was designed by Michael Hopkins and Partners, and is essentially a huge steel membrane, supported by masts and stretched over a giant steel skeleton.

Our Dynamic Earth is housed in the prestigious landmark building known as the William Younger Centre, and is at the center of a major 'urban regeneration' plan, that has re-animated and enlivened the former industrial area in which it sits (at the lower end of the Royal Mile). The aim of the Earth Centre is to expand and better the public's knowledge and understanding of the scientific processes that have made planet Earth what it is today. This includes exhibitions on The Big Bang, Abiogenesis, plate tectonics, glaciation, and much more. The famous Scottish geologist, Dr Stuart Monro, act as the centre's Scientific Director, and constantly works hard to ensure the scientific accuracy of each and every exhibition.

Entry to Our Dynamic Earth is from 10am-5.30pm daily, and costs £10.25 for adults and £6.75 for children under 15.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is a huge visitor attraction that was opened on in 17 March 2001, in Cornwall, and is home to a huge collection of plants from all four corners of the world. The main bulk of the Eden Project is made up of two huge, covered domes, or 'biomes', one of which stretches across 3.9 acres and emulates a tropical environment, containing plants such as fruiting banana trees, coffee, rubber and giant bamboo, while the other covers 1.6 acres and is an example of a Mediterranean climate, containing plants like olives and grape vines, as well as various ornamental sculptures. There is also a third biome, which is uncovered (open to the air), and displays plants from a more temperate climate, such as tea, lavender, hops, hemp, sunflowers and more.

These eye-catching structures, that were founded by Tim Smit, took two and a half years to build, and were designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw. There has also been a new addition to the Eden Project family since 2005 - 'The Core' - which provides Eden with a facility that incorporates education and exhibitions, and truly helps the Project deliver its message about the importance of the relationship between people and plants.

Also, the Eden Project is highly eco-friendly, and uses sanitized rain water, collected from the

bottom of the quarry, for all its toilet facilities and to humidify the Tropical Biome. Did you know, the Eden Project also plays host many musical performances, and has had guests such as Amy Winehouse, James Morrison, Muse, Pulp, KT Tunstall, Oasis, Mumford & Sons, Jack Johnson, Paolo Nuitini and more!


Hotels near Earth Centre


Please select a hotel from the list of hotels in and near Earth Centre. The list below displays hotels within 30 kilometers of Earth Centre.
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Low Lock Riverside Retreat

Low Lock House Off Pastures Road , Mexborough , S64 0JJ

Low Lock Riverside Retreat is 0.83 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 65

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Guest Reviews
9.9 out of 10

From 18 Reviews
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£ 65
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Best Western Plus Pastures Hotel

Pastures Rd , Doncaster , S64 0JJ

Best Western Plus Pastures Hotel is 1.56 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 49

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Guest Reviews
8.6 out of 10

From 557 Reviews
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£ 49
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The Stables

High Melton , Mexborough , DN5 7SZ

The Stables is 2.34 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 20

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Guest Reviews
7.7 out of 10

From 269 Reviews
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£ 20
Holiday Inn Doncaster A1- M Jct 36

High Rd, Warmsworth , Doncaster , DN4 9UX

Holiday Inn Doncaster A1- M Jct 36 is 3.97 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 52

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Guest Reviews
8.6 out of 10

From 365 Reviews
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£ 52
Salisbury Apartment

18 Salisbury Road , Doncaster , DN4 0HA

Salisbury Apartment is 6.04 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 65.92

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Guest Reviews
9 out of 10

From 10 Reviews
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£ 65.92
The Winchester

Flat 6, Winchester House , Doncaster , DN5 8LL

The Winchester is 6.47 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 0

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Guest Reviews
9.3 out of 10

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£ 0
Restover Lodge Hotel

Denby Way, Hellaby Ind. Estate , Hellaby , S66 8RY

Restover Lodge Hotel is 7.08 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 31.5

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Guest Reviews
7.4 out of 10

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£ 31.5
Hellaby Hall Hotel

Old Hellaby Lane, Hellaby , Hellaby , S66 8SN

Hellaby Hall Hotel is 7.25 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 58.5

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7.9 out of 10

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£ 58.5
Restover Lodge Hotel Doncaster

Ten Pound Walk , Doncaster , DN4 5HX

Restover Lodge Hotel Doncaster is 7.38 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 31.5

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6.4 out of 10

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£ 31.5
Holiday Inn Express Doncaster

Bullrush Grove, Balby , Doncaster , DN4 8SJ

Holiday Inn Express Doncaster is 7.53 kilometers from Earth Centre. Room prices starting from £ 44.95

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Guest Reviews
8.7 out of 10

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£ 44.95