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St Michael's Mount Penzance, TR17 0EF

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About St Michael's Mount

Explore the world of St Michael's Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of history.  Enjoy the thrill of getting here by walking the cobbled causeway or when the tide is in, boat hop to the island.

Visit an evocative castle, a sub-tropical garden paradise and a close knit island community, home to the St Aubyn family and thirty islanders.

Enjoy children's quizzes in the castle and gardens, a seasonal events programme including live music and entertainments or simply relax over a cream tea or sit down for a meal in our quality cafe or restaurant. 

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Opening Hours

Winter Opening 2016

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: 10.00 amphicraft journey to join the 10.30 tour

13.30 guided Castle tour
When the tide is in: 13:00 amphicraft journey to join the 13:30 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 10:00 to 16:00 on Tuesday and Friday.

Christmas Opening

The island will be open everyday between 10:30 and 16:00, 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.

Admission Charges

Admission Prices

Adult £9.00
Child £4.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £22.50
Single Adult family (1 adult and up to 3 children) £13.50

National Trust members are free.

Information & Contact

Estate Office, Marazion, Penzance, TR17 0EF


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