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Marazion, near Penzance, is best known for overlooking St Michael's Mount. The mount and the castle are now owned by the National Trust, however some members of the St Aubyn family still live there. The mount is accessed by a causeway at low tide, and by little boats from Marazion at high tide. An ancient cobbled path leads visitors up to the medieval castle atop the mount. From here, spectacular views down over the gardens of the mount and across the water to Penzance can be enjoyed. Tour the castle and its grounds and then relax in the cafe or enjoy a meal in the restaurant before you return to the mainland. Marazion is a very popular seaside destination, whose name is derived from the Cornish Marghaisewe, meaning Thursday market. There is plenty of parking near the beach - in a car park, a field and along the roadside which provide easy access onto the shoreline. The village provides all amenities such as shops: a gift shop, a clothes shop and a charity shop, pubs: "The King's Arms" and "Godolphin Arms", cafes: "Jordan's Cafe" and "Chapel Rock", a museum with its own cafe, a Post Office, a Fish and Chip shop and an abundance of galleries: "The Galleria", "Avalon Art", "Seagrove", "Praed Michael", "Market House" and "Out of the Blue". Marazion Marsh, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is home to all sorts of wildlife and plantlife. There is an RSPB reserve for birdwatchers, and guided tours of the marsh are also available.

Address: Penzance