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St. Michael's Mount
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Spectacular West Cornwall Highlights Luxury Private Tour from Devon
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Marazion
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Owner description: Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Discover an evocative castle, a sub-tropical garden paradise and a close-knit island community.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“As good as it gets.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

We'd had a wretched visit to Land's End earlier in the week-end, feeling thoroughly disenchanted with the Disneyesque travesty of a famous landmark, not to mention the foul weather. What a joy to travel on to St Michael's Mount. Fine weather helps, of course, but we were enchanted with our visit. Friendly car park attendants point out the appropriate jetty to catch the ferry over from Marazion. This costs £1 per person (each way). Please note the steps at either end can be steep and not for everyone. Check out the website for tide times and access to the causeway. We overlooked this and the tide hadn't quite dropped enough to enable us to try out the return on foot.

We tried out the cafe; some of the best pasties of our trip and quite obviously home-baked. The pleasant service made an agreeable contrast to Land's End too. I chose not to make the climb up to the castle (£7.50 adult admission), so while the wife trekked on, I took the free afternoon tour of the village and harbour guided by the village warden. Highly informative and plenty of opportunity to ask questions. We finished off with tea in the restaurant. Again, exemplary. As someone has commented elsewhere, this is arguably the best of all NT sites and a pleasant contrast to Disneyfication elsewhere. We rounded off the return journey by walking in from the Chapel Rock jetty via the landward end of the causeway and then strolling along the sandy beach to the car park. A 'must visit'.

Visited May 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

its was a long walk...it was low tide that time,walked only in the causeway.Lots of walking from the parking lot to causeway and castle is on top and castle is high also.Terrific view from the top of castle.Worth to visit and don't forget to try the "fish n chips" in the area...

Visited July 2011
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“Unique Cornish Landmark”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

St Michaels Mount is situate just off Marazion - reached by a causeway at low tide or by boat. As you reach the "Mount" you will find toilets and a cafe. Views of the area and coastline are good especially if you are walking up to the castle. Beware of the incoming tide if you are planning a trip - it can come in quite quickly and cover the causeway and you can see many people having to roll up their trousers to wade through the water. Back in Marazion there are a few shops including good cornish pasties from "Philps" shop in the main street.
Free to walk over to the "Mount", entrance fee if you want to go up to the castle.

Visited May 2012
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Burton upon Stather
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“The best nt property?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

St michael's Mount is one of the best nt property's. Many nt properties are little better than derilict ruins. This one is something specal.

Firstly it is a spectacular castle in a spectacular location. The exibit is also of a higher standard than any other I have seen.

The causeway is a great benifit; it's quite novel to walk over the causeway. Please note the causeway times on the website were not accurate when we visited. But, the information on the phone was totally accurate. On our first visit we walked over the causeway and came back by boat. Please note that the boats don't run every day! I think it is Saturday that they don't run.

Visited March 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Great views, nice inside, worth checking out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Took the boat in the morning, and walked back when the tied lowerd! Great experience! Views from the castle are great, and inside is quite interesting too. The map room was the highlight!
Liked the replica of the place made out of champagne corks by the buttler in the 1930s!!

Visited July 2011
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