AS the build up to the Commonweath Games continues, one Cornish attraction will welcome a very royal gesture.

The Eden Project has been named as one of the many stops for the Queen's Royal Baton, as it makes it way through England this summer.

Birmingham will be hosting the 16th official Queen's Baton Relay, which has been described as "a journey which brings together and celebrate the communities across the Commonwealth."

Since its inaugural appearance at the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay has been a tradition for the Commonwealth Games.

On Monday July 4, the Queen's Baton will arrive at The Eden Project St Austell, as it makes it's way through the South West.

The Eden Project, St Austell

The Eden Project, St Austell

Peter Stewart, Eden Project executive director, said: “We are delighted that the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the Eden Project on July 4, as part of its incredible journey through England this summer. We are looking forward to celebrating the arrival of the Baton and everyone here is excited to give it a warm welcome.”

Thousands of Baton bearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during the journey through England, including those nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community, whether that be in sport, education, the arts, culture or charity.

Between 40 and 130 Baton bearers will carry the Baton each day, and the relay will reach hundreds of villages, towns and cities during its tour of the country.

For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit