Day Trips, Family Activities, History & Heritage

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Marazion, Cornwall, UK, TR17 OHS
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From ancient cobbles to castle walls, through time and tide, St Michael’s Mount is beckoning.

Striding the causeway, or crossing by boat. Treading medieval pathways or exploring sub-tropical gardens. Climbing to the castle or uncovering stories of harbour, legend and family home. Admire the views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step. Through time and tide the Mount creates moments to remember. What will yours be?

Opening times

Winter opening times

Please note that during the winter season (starting 1 November) the Mount’s amphibious vehicle, The St Michael, will transport visitors to and from the island when the tide is in. The amphicraft departs from the slipway at Marazion Car Park.

Amphicraft ride cost: £3.00 (one way adults)/ £1.50 (one way children).

During the winter the Castle and island facilities (Courtyard Shop and Sail Loft restaurant) are open on Tuesday and Friday ONLY.

The castle will be open for guided tours ONLY on Tuesday and Friday, 1 November – 23 December 2016.

10.30 guided Castle tour
When the tide is in: 10am amphicraft journey to join the 10.30am tour

13.30 guided Castle tour
When the tide is in: 1pm amphicraft journey to join the 1.30pm tour

The number of people we can manage on each Castle tour is limited. Bookings are not possible, and each tour is filled on a first come first served basis.

The Courtyard Shop and Sail Loft restaurant will be open from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday and Friday.

Christmas opening

The island will be open everyday between 10.30am and 4pm, 27 – 30 December. Entry to the castle will be on a free flow basis (no tours), and the Courtyard Shop and Sail Loft restaurant will be open.


By foot or by boat?

At low tide, the causeway appears from the sea and you can reach St Michael’s Mount by foot, following in the footsteps of giants and pilgrims. Setting out from the beachfront at the Godolphin Arms, it takes just minutes to walk across the ancient cobble causeway which stretches from the mainland to the island. Please use our handy causeway search to look up when the causeway will be open on the day of your visit.

When the tide floods in, our boatmen will ferry you across the water to the island. At high tide during spring, summer and autumn, frequent motorboats leave from landing points along the shore at Marazion for the Mount’s ancient harbour.

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