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Marazion
Travel Guide

Marazion showing general coastal views, a sandy beach and a house

This town is a great starting point for excursions to St. Michael’s Mount, a 14th-century castle overlooking Mount's Bay.

Although it seems the city is dominated by St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion is also home to an interesting old town and sandy beaches. Enjoy windsurfing, sailing and other watersports off the coast or explore the quaint craft shops and galleries along the town’s main street.

No visit to Marazion is complete without a trip to the famous island and castle of St. Michael's Mount. Rising 230 feet (70 meters) above sea level, this 14th-century castle was built on the site of an earlier Benedictine chapel. Enjoy stunning views from the castle battlements. See the castle’s extensive gardens as well as the buildings around the base of the rock. Many date from between the medieval and Victoria eras.

Mount's Bay is an excellent spot for swimming, kitesurfing and other water activities. Admire the views of Lizard Peninsula and Mousehole from sandy Marazion Beach. The shimmering waters off the coast are home to dolphins, basking sharks and seals.

Walk in peaceful Marazion Marsh. A popular spot for bird-watching, the marsh is home to sparrowhawks, starlings, buzzards and over 200 other species. The area is also Cornwall’s largest reed bed, a habitat for more than 500 different types of plants.

Discover Marazion’s history at the Marazion Town Museum, which houses a fine collection of documents, manuscripts and other local artifacts. The back section of the complex once served as the town’s jail. Investigate a reconstruction of a typical cell. View the exhibit of the HMS Warspite, a battleship that served in both world wars and earned the most battle honors ever awarded to an individual ship in the Royal Navy.

Walk through Marazion’s town, where the main street is lined with gift shops, cafés, pubs and art galleries. Notice the balls on the roofs of some houses, placed here to deter witches from landing.

Marazion is located in western Cornwall. Drive or ride the train to nearby Penzance station to get here. The closest airport in Newquay serves London Gatwick, Manchester and, during the summer, other European airports.

Mount Haven Hotel
Mount Haven Hotel
4 out of 5
Turnpike Road, Marazion, England
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from St. Michael's Mount and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Tremenheere Sculpture Garden. Jubilee Pool and Penlee ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"Great location, lovely rooms, excellent restaurant, helpful staff."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Mount Haven Hotel
Higher Mount View
Higher Mount View
3.5 out of 5
3 Camelot House West End, Marazion, England
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Situated in Marazion, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Avalon Art Gallery and St. Michael's Mount. Marazion Beach and The Summerhouse Gallery are also ...
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Marazion Hotel
Marazion Hotel
4 out of 5
The Square, Cornwall, Marazion, England
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Situated by the sea, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Avalon Art Gallery and St. Michael's Mount. The Summerhouse Gallery and Marazion Beach are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)
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"My partner had a "big birthday" just after Christmas. We decided to spend a couple of nights in relatively nearby Marazion. Travel was a bit of a rarity in 2020, and we could only imagine how difficult it is for those working in hospitality. Any difficulties were not evident in the welcome we received ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

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La Reserve Aparthotel
La Reserve Aparthotel
4 out of 5
7 Ducie Street, Manchester, England
The price is £71 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Affleck's Palace and Manchester Arndale. Manchester Palace Theatre and Manchester ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (439 reviews)
"Great stay friendly staff very clean"

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

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SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
The price is £89 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (709 reviews)
"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."

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Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is £104 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,059 reviews)
"Very well organised with regard to Covid checks, so felt secure. We were visiting York as we were house hunting, and they were very polite in requesting proof of this. Would definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2021

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