All Ages Outdoor Historical

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, TR17 OHS
01736 710265
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at St Michael’s Mount Cornwall review

If you are looking for somewhere truly beautiful and remarkable then St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall is the place for you. I remember going here as a child and the memories have certainly stayed with me. St Michael’s Mount is an island off the coast of Cornwall all the way down near Penzance. It can be accessed on foot according to the tide.

The island is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite. It is only passable between mid-tide and low water. It is managed by the National Trust and the castle and chapel on the island have been the home of the St Aubyn family since around 1650. Historically it was a Cornish counterpart of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France although it is much smaller.

Today you can park in Marazion and walk across the causeway but you will have to check the tide times first before visiting. They also close in bad weather. The causeway isn’t recommended for pushchairs so opt for a baby carrier if you can. Their gardens, castle, lawns and village are perfect for young imaginations. You can explore the castle with a variety of historical artefacts. You will need to book a visit to the castle online. You can also look inside the church, and walk to the summit to see the cannons. The gardens usually open from spring until the end of summer.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information St Michael’s Mount

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe on the island serving hot and cold food and drinks. You can also purchase food and drinks in the village.

What are the main things to do?

Historical island linked with a causeway in Cornwall, there is a castle, church and gardens. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – A castle ticket costs around £14 for an adult, £5 for a child 5 and under. Prices may increase in peak season. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is parking in the village, charges apply..

When are they open?

St Michael’s Mount opens according to the tide. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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