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Marazion, Penzance,
Cornwall, TR17 0HS

01736-710507 or 01736 710265

01736 719930

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

Gardens; 18th Apr - 30th June; Monday to Friday; 10:30am - 5pm.
1st July to 26th Aug; Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 5:30pm
1st Sep - 30th Sep; Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 5pm
Sufficient time should be allowed for travel from the mainland.
Castle open during winter months on Tues & Fri, at 11am & 2pm, weather and tide permitting.
Essential to telephone 01736 710507 or 701265 before setting out.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Parking in Marazion.

Group Appointment: Yes

Contact Mrs. Clare Sandry at the Manor Office, Marazion, Cornwall - TR17 0EF, Tel: 01736 710507

House Open for Viewing: Yes

The castle is open until the end of March 2011 on a Tuesday and Friday for guided tours only at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. subject to weather and tides.
Castle; 27th March to 30th Oct. Open Sunday to Friday 10:30am - 5:pm (5.30pm in July & Aug). Closed Sat. Last admission 45 mins. before castle closing.
From Whit Sun to end Sept a church service is held at 11:15 on Sunday

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

3rd Apr

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Admission Prices

Castle: Adult £7.00; Child £3.50; Family £17.50
Single Adult Family £10.50; Groups (15+) Adult: £6.00; Child: £3.00
Gardens: Adult £3.50; Child £1.50
Combined Castle & Gardens:
Adult £8.75; Child: £4.25; Family: £21.75; Single Adult Family: £13.00; Groups (15+) Adult: £7.50 Child: £3.60

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Parking in Marazion. Access by foot at low tide or by ferry at high tide in summer, leave time to travel from mainland. Steep climb to the castle may be difficult for the elderly or disabled. Special garden evenings include a guided tour of the gardens followed by a supper in the Sail Loft Restaurant. Dates from the Manor Office.

Garden Features & Events

Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community; One of England's most famous and dramatic coastal; Visit by causeway at low tide or take a boat trip; Lovely subtropical hanging gardens; Film location for Orsino's castle in Twelfth Night (1996)

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Description of Garden

The counterpart of the more famous and much larger Mont St. Michel opposite it in Brittany, St. Michael's Mount more than holds its own in the gardening sphere with an extraordinary sub-tropical Mediterranean garden cleverly protected from the wind by pines, Holm oaks and shubberies of plants tolerant to salt, such as escallonia, hebe, tamarisk, fuschia and Sea Buckthorn found on the steep ascent to the castle. Near the summit overlooking the southern slopes and favoured by the sun, good drainage and lack of frosts are to be found agapanthus, aloes and kniphofias sheltering amongst the huge granite boulders, together with many other exotic plants including aeoniums, pelargoniums, callistemons, yuccas, phormiums and other plants usually only found in glasshouses. A unique experience well worth travelling to the ends of Britain to see.

History Of Garden

Home of the St. Aubyn family and at one time a priory and fortress, the walled garden was designed by two young female members of the family in the 18th century.

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