Saint Michaels Mount Travel Guide

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Saint Michaels Mount Things to Do

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    by Elodie_Caroline Written Feb 25, 2008

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    St Michael's Mount is a little island about 500 yards away from the town of Marazion, it is seperated by a granite causeway that is walkable when the tide is out, but a boat has to be used when the tide is in.

    It looks like an exact replica of, 'Mont st Michel,' in France. This island and it's buildings were once a Benedictine priory and castle, from then on it was owned by the St Aubyn family for 300 years. At one time it was owned by two St Aubyn sisters and was then left to the National Trust upon their deaths.

    St Michaels Mount is one of the most visited National Trust properties in Britain, and open to visitors Mon- Fri during the season

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    by PeteG Written Jul 29, 2007

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    There are 100's of good walks in the area, but I recommend walking along the coast from St Michaels Mount heading east towards Prussia Cove.

    It is a great walk and the views are stunning - we even saw a seal playing in the surf.

    Even on a grey and windy day it is lovely.

    Heading towards Prussia Cove Looking back to St Michael's Mount St Michael's Mount from coast path
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    by PeteG Updated Jul 29, 2007

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    Get the ferry across if it is high tide, or walk over on the causeway if it is low tide. The island is home to a fantastic medieval castle and a lovely church.

    The castle is packed with history, and every room is full of interest. Lots of paintings, preserved living rooms, an armoury, and great views.

    The ferry is very cheap and is good fun. It only takes 5 minutes.

    Looking back over the causeway from the castle
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Saint Michaels Mount Restaurants

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    by MalenaN Written May 3, 2014

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    There is both a café and a restaurant at St Michaels Mount. After I had paid the admission I decided to go to the café to have coffee and something before starting my tour around the castle and gardens.

    At the café I ordered Cornish Cream Tea, and of course you can have coffee with your scones instead of tea. The two scones were not the best I have had in Cornwall, but they were okay. For the Cornish Cream Tea I paid £5.50 (April 2014). The café has a nice outdoor area with views towards Marazion and of course I chose to sit there, even though it was not so warm.

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Saint Michaels Mount Transportation

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    by MalenaN Updated May 2, 2014

    After I had left my luggage at the hostel in Penzance I walked back to the station to take the bus to Marazion and Saint Michaels Mount. I took bus nr 2, which in April left once an hour. The bus was supposed to leave at 10.40 but was 8 minutes late. To Marazion it took 10 minutes.
    Going back to Penzance the bus didn’t take the same route, but a longer route.
    A single ticket was £2 and a return ticket was £3 (April 2014)

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  • ronaldpk's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    It's been my dream since my childhood to see the castle and the beach where Morgwyn of Ravenscar from RoS series was chased by the Lucifer horsemen. Hope one day it will come true :)

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      Dec 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM

      Just checked yesterday a train fare from London to St Ives, but thanks for suggesting a much shorter itinerary. A do want to visit this castle! Too bad I didn't explore more sites whilst living in London, but there's always time to catch up ;)

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Dec 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      Yes, Penzance is *much* easier...you could even walk to St M along the beach, if the tide is right. And I found a really brilliant b&b in Penzance with superb breakfasts...have a look at my Penzance pages. Fingers even more crossed! :-)

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