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“Bear in mind those high tides!”

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 April 6, 2013

One of Cornwall's top attractions and must see! This attraction is located in Marazion but on sunny weekends you might have to leave your car far outside town, as the car parks in Marazion got only small number of spaces. Then you got to find a causeway to the island. As soon as you reach it you get surrounded by shops, but to get to the castle itself you need to turn right and proceed to the end of little harbour, where you'll find the National Trust ticket office. From here steep pathway takes you to the top of the hill right to the castle's doorway - last part of the walk gives you some of the best views you ever seen. There's a little tour around the castle with small part of it on the terrace (with even better views) with description signs in nearly every room. If you stayed too long in the castle or it's inviting surroundings than the causeway you made your way to castle might have disappear under the high tide. In such case there will be a men at the top of the path directing tourists to the boats, which will take you safely back to Marazion - there's obviously a charge for this service, but I don't know how big, as I went back onto causeway, even though the tide waves were already high enough to reach my knees...

Thank endrju_74
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Loved st michael's mount. A very clean and family friendly beach with wonderful sights of st Michael's mount. We flew our kite and took photos. A lovely place to visit!

Thank lauren_bailey23
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Really iconic place and well worth walking over the causeway from Marazion at low tide; a ' must do' to tick off your south west Cornwall trip list. On a sunny day you can take a picnic and the views are simply superlative. Last September (2012) my partner did the outdoor swim around the Mount- which was fabulous! Also, Marazion is a cute village with a real French med feel to it; very pretty!!

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We went to Cornwall out of season which meant the Mount was only open Tuesday and Thursdays. You can still walk across to it though, which we did but you can't see anything. Looks like it would be a lovely outing in good weather though. The walk across the sand whilst the tide is out is fun!

Thank TheWalkersLondon
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We got the boat across to the mount on a very rough day, and I really hate boats! It costs £2 per person but if the tide is in you have no choice unless you fancy a swim. It was very cold and very windy so there weren't many tourists which means you don't have to have a guide to keep you moving. I'm not into castles so found it quite boring to walk around but my partner enjoyed it. The best part for me was the views. The walk up to the castle is very uneven and part is steps which are difficult to navigate and slippery in areas so is not ideal for elderly people.

I didn't want to get on a boat to return so we hung around for the tide to change so we could walk back along the pathway which was very popular as there was a que!

Thank JamieandChris
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