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in the county of Cornwall

St. Michael's Mount
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About Marazion

In the very early morning under the expansive skies of Marazion, golden sandy beaches stretch to the horizon and enthralling birdsong provides the only sound track. Walk the lonely beach and one feels immediately calm and at peace with the world. It is a different world to the latter part of the day when the beach is full of sun worshippers and the sea crammed with surfers.

The picturesque village of Marazion with its quaint cottages, shops and pubs, is in a sublime position on the west Cornwall peninsula and from here, depending upon the tide, it is possible to walk across the sands to St. Michaels Mount. The granite island, topped by the 14th-century fairy tale castle rises majesically 300ft above the sea. It is said the Romans shipped tin from here when the island was called Ictis, it is known that the Benedictine Order built a priory on the summit in the year 1135.

At a later date the island was fortified, and a new church with a tower was built in the 14th-century. In 1679, this special place became the island home of the St.Aubyn family but in recent years St.Michaels Mount passed into the hands of the national trust for the benefit of the nation.

Marazion is well worth a visit and not just for the grandeur that is St.Michaels Mount. There is safe swimming from the gently shelving sandy beaches, splendid sailing and windsurfing and stunning walks along the twisting coastal path. Walk this way in the late evening as the moon rises and you will be rewarded with a splendid vision of St.Michaels Mount, set like a jewel within a silver sea.

This is a famous tourist area and there are plenty of attractions which include; An RSPB site, the beautiful Trengwainton gardens owned by the national trust and there are several ancient monuments in the surrounding countryside.

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Glenleigh Bed and Breakfast in Marazion, Cornwall, England3 stars

Glenleigh Bed and Breakfast

Marazion, Cornwall, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Situated in the heart of the tranquil town of Marazion, the family-run Glenleigh House overlooks the picturesque St. Michael’s Mount and Mounts Bay. Rich of history and attractions, Cornwall also of...
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Jowders Cottage in Marazion, Cornwall, England

Jowders Cottage

Marazion, Cornwall, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Situated in Marazion, close to dog-friendly beaches, this holiday home is located 900 metres from St Michael's Mount. Guests benefit from patio. Free WiFi is offered ....
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Blue Horizon in Marazion, Cornwall, England4 stars

Blue Horizon

Marazion, Cornwall, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Blue Horizon is just a 10-minute drive from Penzance, with stunning views of Mount’s Bay. There is free WiFi and free parking at this property. The bedrooms all have an en-suite shower room with to...
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Chy Lowenna in Marazion, Cornwall, England

Chy Lowenna

Marazion, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Chy Lowenna is a holiday home featuring free WiFi and a patio set in Marazion. The property is 800 metres from St Michael's Mount and features views of the sea. The kitchen comes with an oven and a m...
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Seahorse Cottage in Marazion, Cornwall, England

Seahorse Cottage

Marazion, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
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Mount Haven Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall, England3 stars

Mount Haven Hotel

Marazion, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Offering views across Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount, Mount Haven Hotel is located above Marazion, close to Penzance. This boutique hotel features a restaurant specialising in fish dishes, as well...
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Marazion Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall, England4 stars

Marazion Hotel

Marazion, Cornwall, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
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Penzance Station(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction W)
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M5 Junction 31(94.4 miles, 151.9 km, direction E)
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