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“St Michael's Mount”

St. Michael's Mount
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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 October 8, 2013

Walked out, boat back. Interesting house and history. Lovely meander through the gardens. National Trust members free.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Went over on the boat as the causeway was still under the tide. Walked back along the causeway. Visited the house & gardens. The gardens are part on the flat & terraced under the house walls which involves a lot of clambering about. The walk up to the house is up a steep cobbled pathway and ends up clambering over steps and pathways cut into the natural stone. Not for wheelchairs, pushchairs, disabled, unsteady or faint hearted particularly if wet. The house is currently being renovated, the views from the walls are lovely when clear and the chapel is interesting. Lovely restaurant & large café along the harbour front along with toilets & shops.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Our family, grand parents, parents and two children, 11 & 6, visited St Michael's Mount on 15th August. It was amazing! We arranged it that we caught the boat across around 10.30 am and were able to walk back over the causeway at 3.30 pm. There was plenty to keep us interested for that full 5 hour period, including a very nice cafe for lunch. We decided to get a joint castle and gardens ticket so we wouldn't miss a thing. The castle is so imposing, sitting high above the sea around, which means that the view is breathtaking. We had no trouble in walking up to it, the cobbled paths are good, although a little uneven in places, but in all it was not a problem. People need to allow time, it could be difficult if you are rushing. I loved the little church where worship services are still held on special occasions as they have been for centuries. All the rooms, where tourists can go, show a time of elegance, a bygone era enjoyed by the elite few. The garden grows up the side of the huge cliffs that rise to the castle and is also well worth a visit. Those who designed it had great vision for developing something of beauty out of what otherwise would have been a stark cliff face. Children are accommodated for by the provision of question and answer sheets encouraging them to look out for various features - there is a prize for those that are turned in at the end. We all just loved it. Our son and his family have membership of the National Trust, who care for this attraction; that meant there was no charge for them to visit.

2  Thank Sherril E
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We visited St Michael's Mount in September by going out on the ferry in the morning. The climb up to the house is fine in dry weather but could be tricky when wet and very hard going for those who are not fit. When we came out later, there had been a light drizzle which made the path treacherous and I did slip over. After that I took MUCH more care! The house itself is a delight and the staff on duty were helpful and knowledgeable. The views from the top are stunning and the gardens were lovely.We enjoyed lunch in the cafe before walking back across the causeway to Marazion.

1  Thank Lyn A
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were lucky enough to be there at low tide so could walk the causeway. One hour later as we walked back the water was closing in and we saw people wading through water soon after. As the cobblestone path is quite slippery this could be dangerous. A boat operates at high tide to carry people to and fro.We enjoyed the experience and had a coffee and cake looking back towards shore, but did not pay to visit the castle- we had seen so many after 6 weeks. Well worth the experience, but be sure to visit Marazion, the lovely village nearby as well.

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