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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Taking the boat to go there already amazed the kids. The staff is welcoming and the kids loved the treasure quest. The castle is big with different buildings and an incredible view on the sea. more »
Visited St. Michael’s Mount today only to be severely let down. The entire site is totally unfriendly to dogs; you can’t even bring them in the gardens, nor are they allowed in the cafes, meaning my h... more »
Lovely castle, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful views and my 3 year old daughter loved finding things for the kid sheet and getting her medal after. more »
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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