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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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  • August 21, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • The island mount is stunning. Great views all round. Fun to walk across during low tide. A bit smaller than it's French counterpart but oozing with as much if not more charm. And the beach front is pristine.
  • What a beautifully interesting place to visit...just wish my knees had held out long enough to walk the gardens as well as the castle
  • 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.
  • Great day out, especially for kids. History is fascinating, and still privately owned and owners in residence. National trust operate and do a great job.
  • I went here with my 6 year old daughter, 4 year old son and my wife, took a slow boat ride over to the island, walked up the enchanting steps to the castle, the views are spectacular, we walked around the castle which was fascinating then when finished we went back down to the lower grounds and enjoyed Cornish cream tea and scones , after that we spent 3 hours in the gardens, in total we spent 6 hours in the island it truly is breath taking !!

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