Eden Project to remain closed over Christmas following weekend flooding and landslips

21/12/2020- Landlsip at Cornwall Eden Project-ITV News West Country
Work has continued to control the flow of water, survey the full extent of the damage and to plan a safe reopening. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornwall's Eden Project will remain closed to visitors over the Christmas period because of safety concerns following last weekend’s flooding and landslips.

 Managers at the project made the decision after a further assessment of the site and say the next review as to when it can reopen will be made on Boxing Day.

 A spokesman for the project said that Eden was very sorry to disappoint visitors who had planned to attend since Sunday and over the coming days but that the safety of all visitors and staff remained top priority. 

Ticketholders for the days the site is closed will be automatically refunded.

The project was closed early on Sunday as a safety precaution after high volumes of rainwater caused several landslips on the side of the former quarry and damaged the road above.

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