Marazion

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Marazion
Marazion.JPG
Marazion seen from St Michael's Mount
Marazion is located in Cornwall
Marazion
Marazion
Marazion shown within Cornwall
Population1,440 
OS grid referenceSW523306
Civil parish
  • Marazion
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARAZION
Postcode districtTR17
Dialling code01736
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°07′30″N 5°28′34″W / 50.125°N 5.476°W / 50.125; -5.476Coordinates: 50°07′30″N 5°28′34″W / 50.125°N 5.476°W / 50.125; -5.476

Marazion is a town in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is on the shore of Mount's Bay, two miles (3 km) east of Penzance.[1]

St Michael's Mount is half-a-mile offshore from Marazion. At low water a causeway links it to the town and at high water passenger boats carry visitors between Marazion and St Michael's Mount.

Marazion is a tourist resort with an active community of artists who produce and sell paintings and pottery in the town's many art galleries.

Marazion is one of the towns claiming to be Britain's oldest town.[source?] Marazion was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is the oldest chartered town in Britain, having been granted this status by King Henry III in 1257.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 9780319231487