Date: 
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:50

The Eden Project in Cornwall is to star in ITV’s new landmark series The Wonder of Britain, hosted by Julia Bradbury, starting tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 9pm.

Julia Bradbury embarks on a stunning 12,000-mile journey around the country to some of Britain’s most spectacular locations and chooses some of the greatest assets she believes we should be most proud of. 
 
In episode one, Julia looks at our beautiful buildings. At Eden, she flies over the project’s iconic Biomes on the SkyWire, England’s longest zip wire, discovering the dizzying heights endured by those who maintain the structures.

As Julia flies across the top of the domes she says: “This is the way to travel. Oh my god, how am I going to stop?”

The programme also features spectacular summertime shots of the Eden Project from the ground level and Julia’s tour included great views of Eden’s Biomes.

As well as Eden, Julia also visits Castle Howard, a stately home in Yorkshire, Caernarfon Castle in Wales, the Royal Crescent in Bath, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Leadenhall Building, otherwise known as the “cheese grater”, in London.

Julia sums up the trip round Britain by saying: “They are adventurous, they’re inventive and bold, and that’s why I think our greatest buildings are a true Wonder of Britain.”

The five-episode series continues every Tuesday until February 3. The other episodes are titled Our Industrial Story, Our Coastal Story, Our Royal Story and Our Countryside Story.