As we’re National Trust members we made the journey to Marazion to visit St. Michael’s Mount. To non-members it costs between £7 and £10 per adult, with various concession prices available. The car parking is well organised (you do have to pay around £3 per car, more for larger vehicles) and there is also parking for motorhomes.
You do need to be agile to visit the Mount as the pathway all around and leading up to it is very uneven. Some poor unfortunate was sat on the floor with their ankle in the air, surrounded in something akin to bubble wrap!
The weather was glorious and the sun came out to play, but we were prepared. Dean had loaded the cool bag with ice packs and we had about four litres of water chilling during the day. We polished it all off and it kept us cool and calm.
It is a lovely walk through the castle grounds, sadly the gardens were closed as they try and protect them at the height of the season. You can see where the ‘giant’ came to his sticky end and if you look closely you may see his heart…
There is an old dairy in the grounds, sited to take advantage of the shade in medieval times. Once you get into the Castle (which is still lived in by the St Aubyn family) you are able to wander around many of the rooms, including the Garrison room where you can see very old rifles, muskets and knives.
The place is definitely worth a visit and as with all National Trust places, it has been very well maintained and still retains a traditional vibe about it.