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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. A visit to St. Michael's Mount represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Marazion family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • What a marvelous little island to explore! Reminiscent of Mont Saint-Michel (but not nearly as grand). The castle has served many purposes in its lifetime so take time to wander the rooms and halls to...  more »
  • Visited in November so were fortunate to get a full guided tour of the grounds and house. The gardens are beautiful, the house and church remarkably well preserved and maintained and the lady guide in...  more »
  • We were visiting Cornwall for the week and being my first time here had lots to see, St Michael's Mount was one place in particular we chose to see and there was enough to do there to spend the day an...  more »
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  • Always a delight to visit St Michael's Mount. We walked across and got the boat back. (Then had a paddle on the beach- it being a surprisingly warm late September!) Beautiful historic place with exquisite gardens and a beautiful building if you have strong enough legs to climb up! It is quite a steep climb up to the castle itself so some visitors with mobility issues may want to stay in the beautiful Sail Loft restaurant and enjoy a gorgeous cream tea while they wait for their family or friends! Highly recommend a visit. Cant wait to go back.If you're National Trust members, entry to the house and Gardens is free.
  • Fabulous day out having "an adventure in the castle". The NT staff and volunteers - in the carpark as well as on the island! - made the whole day thoroughly enjoyable both for us as adults, and also for our 3 year old son (he loved the treasure hunt!); even when the weather kept on turning from sun to torrential downpours. I have fond memories of visiting when I was much younger, so great to re-visit with my own family!
  • It's costs £2 for a single ferry ride across to the island and then £2 back. If it's low tide you can walk across for free. To get in and view the castle it's £9 and an extra £8 to see the gardens. We just viewed the castle itself which was absolutely brilliant. The walk up isn't the best unless you're fit and able to do so as it's very uneven which loose stones and rocks and is very steep. But once you're both outside and inside the castle it's so worth it. The views are incredible as you look out to sea or back in land. The staff are so lovely and friendly and then if that wasn't enough theirs a lovely cafe at the bottom once you've walked back down. Well worth a visit!!!
  • Beautiful and iconic scene that could be straight out of a fantasy novel. National Trust upkeep is superb as expected and both the village surrounding the church and the church itself are fantastic. Museum is informative if a little small, however the price to be allowed to walk up and go to the church of £9 is too high, although I understand funds are needed for the upkeep. Recommended for a days walk and stayed for an hour for lunch.
  • Gardens are stunning, especially on a sunny day. The whole place is quite interesting but be prepared for a workout as its all quite steep! Check tide times before you visit as the causeway closes and you have to pay for a boat to take you across (bit of a long queue on the way back)