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St. Michael's Mount, Marazion

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A rocky promontory with an almost mystical air surrounding it, St. Michael's Mount sits moodily just off the equally spectacular coast of Cornwall. A man-made causeway links the mainland to the tidal island allowing you to walk there from the town of Marazion. A topic of local myth and legend, the island boasts a picturesquely situated castle, which contains a number of relics, including armor and antique furniture. Add St. Michael's Mount to your Marazion travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Marazion trip planner .
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  • St. Michael's Mount is a small island located at the tip of Cornwall on which stands an 11th-century Abbey now converted into the castle can be visited and still inhabited. When low tide, the island can be reached on foot, otherwise it is served by a ferry that connects it to the town of Marazion. The name of the island and the particularity of the low tide that alternates with the tall one influencing the achievement, inevitably recalls the Mont Saint-Michel, the islet of Normandy. The Castle visit is interesting but not extraordinary, spectacular though is the view from the terrace and the view of the verdant garden below in contrast with the dark rocks.
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  • This is one of those places you have to visit. We walked over the causeway there and got the small boat back which is an experience in itself! As a National Trust member we had free entry to the Castl...  more »
  • Went here to visit went when tide was in but boats were really busy so came back later in day when tide was out really good place to visit  more »
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  • Another place we visit often. My daughter has now gained 2 gold medals for her 'I spy' trails around the castle. This is an iconic and historic island topped with a medieval church and castle. The walk up is very steep and in the damp, very slippery - the path goes 95% of the way up to the castle with the last part very steep with large stone blocks to climb over and then up the stepd to the castle itself. Beautiful rooms and the views over Marazion and the causeway (especially in the sun) are spectacular. The gardens are also well worth a visit, but be warned, they are steep and can be slippery. The trip over from Marazion can be walked by means of the causeway (be sure to check the tide tables as this pathway is covered by water in a very short space of time) or by small ferry boats when the tide is in - either way, the approach is great. Good cafes, restaurants, shops and plant sales.
  • Amazing gardens and Castle, an adventure just walking along the causeway in low tide then back again, knee deep, when the tide was coming back in. Quite crowded inside the castle but the gardens are lovely and spacious, would take a picnic if visited again, stunning views all round. A good variety of plants to buy too. Coffee and toasted sandwiches very tasty. Also a lovely beach when back on shore, kids had great fun.
  • Unique place to visit, we took the free walking tour led by one of the island residents which was excellent and well worth doing. Followed this up by lunch in the cafe, which was very tasty, if a little pricey. (beware of the seagulls, we witnessed one stealing food straight off people's plates!) Would have liked to visit the castle too, but we were put off by the high prices and lack of time we had before the causeway would have been closed again due to tides.
  • This is the place where I joined the National Trust for the first time. It's still as wonderful now as it was then. The restaurant was good and once finished, the walk up to the top in such goo weather was superb. We walked across and got the boat back this time. Definitely come for a visit.
  • Superb. Castle +gardens 14.50 pounds. It's ok to pay that price but to be honest the organization in the castle needs to improve because there was so many people at the same time in different rooms and some times the visit could be unpleasant due this reason. They should limit the access at the main door to be able to explore the castle properly. The gardens in Summer are all right and I guess in spring are better .

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