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St. Michael's Mount
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Spectacular West Cornwall Highlights Luxury Private Tour from Devon
Ranked #1 of 10 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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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Great attraction. Free for National Trust members. You can walk there and come back by ferry depends on the tide. It's fun to watch how quickly land desapeare. Castle is very beautiful and gardens to die for. It's great to sit on a grass and watch the ocean surrounding the mount.
Fully recomend

3  Thank dagsi
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Sadly we arrived at high tide, but we spotted the boats taking people across to the island so got in the queue. It moved very quickly, and we only had to pay £2 for a single ticket across.
Paid our £8 entrance fee and walked up to the top of the castle. As it was raining, the views weren't spectacular, but this was just timing on our part.
Open air spaces at the castle did become incredibly slippy in the rain, and we did almost slip over a few times - maybe just some signage would be enough to warn visitors of this.
Went to get the boat back and there was an enormous queue! It took about 30/40 minutes for us to get on a boat, even though they had put some extras on. The rain had gotten much worse by this point, and there is no cover on the harbour walkways. Staff were very friendly and helpful, asking people to get into groups ready for the boats to speed up the process, and even handing out sweets to everyone waiting in the queue! Overall a very fun trip, and would love to go back when the weather is better and maybe when we could walk there.

2  Thank aliceecapper
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We walked across just before the causeway was shut, in fact the people behind us got wet! We had an amazing day, the climb to the castle was worth it as we hadn't done that before. The views were amazing. I want to go back and do it all again! Boat trip back to Marazion was fun and very cheap too!

4  Thank heliwood
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is our first visit to st michaels mount. We parked in the charity car park which was only £2 for the whole day. We walked across the beach to the mount which takes about 10 minutes. There is a queue to pay to get in which is probably much worse in peak times such as july and august.

The hill up to the mount is very steep and is cobbled and i would not recommend this to anyone who is not able to walk a flight of stairs at ease. Also make sure you wear some sturdy shoes. When you get to the top the views are magnificent and you can take photos at 360 degrees. The castle itself is quite big but there is not much to see in there.

There are a couple of picnic places to eat on your way up if you need a rest break!!. We made sure we left before the tide came in but there is a small boat that can take you back if this happens whilst your there. This boat only looks like it can hold 15 max and there was a huge queue waiting for it. (i know this by doing a boat trip later in the day). We were informed that during august they can have up to 3900 people per hour visit here so if your thinking of going then make sure you go when it opens.

3  Thank sarah e
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

A national trust property, but no car park. Access is by causeway or boat. The castle is reached by numerous cobbles, and is quite a climb especially in the wet. Views are outstanding and the south gardens a real surprise, although there are some steep but short climbs here as well. Plenty of knowledgeable guides on hand and more than sufficient food and drink available.

As for car parking there is small £2 per day charity car park on your left as you drive in from Penzance. The beach is also good, although not part of the property.

2  Thank Philip S
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