St. Michael's Mount
St. Michael's Mount
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow in 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. Assistance dogs only.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Austin
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit!
    Low tide you can walk across, high tide you get a boat which is £2.80 pp each way. Looks great from a distance, quite intriguing. When we went, the village was free to roam, the gardens were closed and the castle was £15 per adult. Was quite cool to look round! Very steep hill to climb it! The surrounds are well kept and look amazing! The cafe is expensive and doesn’t really offer much variety. The ice cream is amazing! All the staff are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The views from the castle are stunning on a clear day! It’s definitely worth a visit!
    Thank you for your review, it's always great to have feedback. The Garden is now open from 01 May until 30 September and in a few weeks our Harbour loft will open offering Afternoon Tea. Hope you can pop back one day soon! Best wishes The Mount Team
    Written May 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Janine
    Wilsden, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Michaels Mount, Marazian.
    Picturesque island with a castle to explore and beautiful gardens full of flowers and exotic plants. We spent a few hours here exploring the castle, gardens, harbour, shops, cafe and taking lots of photos. It was an experience to walk across the causeway when the tide was out, we made sure we left the island before it came back in. Free to national trust members which is great!
    Thank you for the review. We hope you can visit again one day soon! Best wishes The Mount Team
    Written May 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Joanne B
    Manchester, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, historical and beautiful
    We got the boat over in the morning and it was such a lovely day. Its a wonderful place enshrined in both family history and a bit of royal history. Everyone was so knowledgeable and we loved hearing about it all. Beautiful gardens which we'd love to come back and see in summer as it was a bit stormy by the time we did that part. The walk back across the sand path was lovely despite the weather. All a memorable and fascinating place.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2023
  • andreadE5823IH
    Truro, United Kingdom136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Time Visitors.💕
    Truly Amazing!! An absolute Beautiful place in a stunning part of Cornwall.This was our first visit to St Michaels Mount and it won’t be the last.Having lived in Cornwall all my life I had always wanted to visit here and I’m so glad we did,we had the best weather,the water was like a mill pond and so clear we could have spent all day just on the boat back and forward,My parents came too and my mum and I aren’t keen on boats but it was lovely really friendly guides and boat men.The warm and friendly attitude didn’t stop there either we met some really lovely people who work on the island and they were all very knowledgeable about their job roles and the information they gave.Unfortunately because we visited in a Sunday the gardens were closed but we could still see the beautiful gardens from above.The Aubrey family are very lucky to have such a beautiful home in such a stunning location. The steps up are very uneven in places but there is hand rails up and down so you can take your time there are benches placed in various areas for you to take a break and breath int he views.Don’t forget look for the dragons ❤️ on the way up it’s not in the stone like we thought maybe look underfoot.we visited the coffee van on the harbour and had delicious lattes before going up to the castle and then we wondered around the lovely shops and had another coffee in the cafe.would highly recommend the visit.There is also a large carpark. In Marazion which is long stay we paid £5 for five hours this was plenty of time for us but you can extend your time should you require.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Lindsay H
    Manchester, Tennessee6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A perfect day!
    This is just SO COOL. When in life can you explore a storybook-like tidal island, and see a castle and amazing gardens too?! It’s like a dream. If you are in the area, it’s a can’t miss experience! We especially loved the gardens, our party of 7 all enjoyed the experience. Shout out to tour guide Darrin who showed us special attention as Americans with heritage in Cornwall, and told us about some traditional recipes to try. A beautiful experience indeed.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Valerie342
    Dorset, United Kingdom231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view of the coast line
    It is a few years since I last visited St. Michael's Mount and I was not disappointed. The only problem was that I forgot to check the tides so we had to take the ferry both way. Part of the enjoyment of this trip is the walk either across or back. The gardens were open this time and are well worth a visit. Just be warned there are a lot of steps in the garden which are narrow and the climb up St. Michael's is a bit steep.
    Thank you so much for your lovely review! Hope that the causeway is open next time you visit! Thank you so much again and we hope to see you one day soon. Best wishes The Mount Team
    Written June 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Dean027
    Plymouth, United Kingdom197 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    one of our favourite National Trust sites
    This has been on a to-do list for a long time and I agree with dana that the gardens and castle are breathtaking - one of our most enjoyable National Trust visits. Walked across in ankle deep water in a few places and stopped in the Island Cafe for lunch, I felt this was extremely expensive and this is the reason for deducting a point. Took us just over 3 hours to walk around but we didn't visit any of the shops. Was able to walk across the causeway again before stepping onto the beach and back to the car park. Grounds and castle immaculate, staff at the castle very knowledgeable and friendly - lovely place.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 4, 2023
  • JHNB1
    Cambridge, United Kingdom235 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great weather for our visit
    We planned our visit a day in advance and luckily the tide was out at 08:30 so we walked like many others to the mount on the well paved causeway. Everything is well organised. Helpful guides everywhere checking and directing the crowd. The building is pretty bleak in granite but very clean and well kept. We particularly liked the ‘lantern’ that had pride of place in the church. The gardens were closed. Children loved the spac. No lifts here for disabled or wheelchair users, and the steps up to the mount are uneven. Of course there are great views over the sea. We managed to see everything and returned as the tide began to cover the causeway. A memorable visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Suemho1
    Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day out
    Lovely trip across on the boat. We walked up to the top of the castle and views were wonderful. We were disappointed that we couldn't come back down via the gardens as we didn't have the energy to go back down to the harbour then up to the gardens. We had combination tickets but couldn't do it all. Went back on the boat then stayed on beach for some tea as our Grandson wanted to take photographs when the causeway was open. We had a lovely day.
    Dear Sue We're delighted to read that you had a lovely day out with your grandson. It can be tiring climbing to the castle and back, and we're sorry you couldn't make it to the gardens. We do hope you'll come back one day and explore the rest of the island. Best wishes The mount Team
    Written June 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • James A
    730 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing gardens
    We had pre booked and arrived nice an early so no hassle with parking. We walked over first think to notice were how lovely and knowledgeable the guides were, full of smiles and very helpful. Walked up to the castle which is lovely, it is a hard walk for the unfit and the older population and for them i would not attempt it during or after rain. it is steep and uneven. the views form the castle are for us what was worth going to see a lovely surprise was the little bit of Napoleon. What made it for us were the gardens, they are outstanding, beauty everywhere, we were there mid June and everything seemed to be in bloom. Had a drink in the cafe which is very nice and got the boat back. we were there are about 3 hours or so.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 14, 2023
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VBorwick
London, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Small business group. Don’t forget your warm clothes and sensible comfortable shoes to cope with the uneven surfaces. Boat trips leave at slightly different places depending on the tide and you can even walk over at certain low tides.
Plenty to explore. Managed by the National Trust. Shop and cafe. Fun trip and great views
Written April 20, 2024
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Colin M
Edinburgh, UK9 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
Stunning, gorgeous. The castle is a beautiful place and example of medieval architecture. The boat trip over to it was brilliant and the tide was out on the way back and it was a beautiful walk regardless of the weather. Visiting with family from Scotland and this place is absolutely amazing. The trick up the side is steep so people with disabilities might need to be aware. Thank you for making our stay special Cornwall and st Michaels mount. Your staff are fabulous.
Written April 18, 2024
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CWA810
Portland, ME335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We took an early morning boat to the island, toured the castle, had a bite to eat while the tide went out and walked back to town. Such a fun experience with great history, scenery and lucky for us - good weather
Written April 17, 2024
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wondereyes
Bucharest, Romania2,476 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Friends
A must if you tour on Cornwall. The castle as the castle, but the gardens are very beautiful. We went in the morning so going to the island was by boat, but the time spent there gave us the opportunity to come back by the road. We paid both for the castle and the gardens, and started with the gardens. In August they are full of flowers and it fully worth paying to see them. The castle didn’t impress me so much, but is nice to see as from the top terraces you have beautiful views to the see and shore. On the top is windy. Be careful, the way to the castle is not easy some steps are high, stones are not equal, you need good stable shoes. On the way back it can be slippery.
Written April 14, 2024
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D00mandGl00m
Kettering, UK38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Wonderful experience of crossing the Causeway but a shame the Mount was closed to the public. Had some great chats with other tourists waiting patiently for the tide to drop enough to walk across the cobbled stones. Best to take your shoes and socks off or wear sandals and take a towel!!
Written April 7, 2024
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Katie R
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It is a beautiful setting but I must say I feel disappointed by our visit. We booked tickets to visit at 2.30 but we recieved an email the morning of our visit to say due to weather conditions the island will be closing at 2 but we could visit in the morning. We got there as soon as possible 11.30 paid for our one way boat ride (we were told we couldn't get a return ticket) one way was £8.60 for a family of 4 on top of the very costly entry points. We visited the castle bur we felt quite rushed by staff telling us to remember to leave with plenty of time. I then went to the shop to get my return ticket another £8.60 at 1.20 and the lady said the shop was now shutting I said I only needed a ticket but I felt like I was being a nuisance. We ofcourse understand nothing can be done about the weather but with our rushed visit and lack of choice I would have thought they would have at least allowed a free boat journey or something. Over £17 just for the boat and with all the queuing we only had about 1hr on the island.
Written April 1, 2024
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Kerry R
Camborne, England, United Kingdom43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A fabulous day out despite the causeway late opening. All the staff were incredibly helpful from the carpark staff good advice about late opening causeway), guides (keeping everyone well informed), shop staff (super keen to help us despite early closure, and catering team. We had pre-booked the afternoon tea. It was the best any of us had ever experienced... Super friendly staff, beautiful surroundings and perfectly presented food. The food - oh my goodness! Every mouthful was just perfection. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, but be warned - check the tides, pre-book, and be prepared for the seas and weather to change your well thought out plans.
Written March 31, 2024
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Ellie
Derbyshire, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I have been to St. Michael's Mount many times in my life and would recommend it to anyone. Whether you get there by boat, or across the causeway [check the tide times!] allow yourself to be swept up in the beauty and history around you.
Written March 28, 2024
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Hughesybee
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Magical marizion just bring your flip
Flops never got on island as closed but did paddle to it coming back in June hopefully get onto mount island looks amazing
Written March 22, 2024
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Richard W
Polbathic, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I was doing a coastal path run and noticed it was low tide and the causeway was exposed. So I had a nice run out to St Michael’s where I was met by Darren from the NT. He was very welcoming and explained what was open and what areas were closed. I wish I had more time to explore but will do so on my next visit.
Written March 11, 2024
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