St Michaels Mount in Cornwall
St Michaels Mount in Cornwall

St Michaels Mount in Cornwall

Looking for a place where fact meets fiction? St Michael’s mount is an island of myth, legend and history that begs to be explored. The site of miracles, invasions, battles, and the legend of Jack the giant killer, this island is an absolutely fascinating historic gem well worth a day’s visit. The mount is home to St Aubryn Castle and gardens, both of which are open to exploring!

Learn all about the rich history of the ancient castle, from its origins as a medieval priory to its conversion into a fortified castle. With layers of architectural changes, artefacts, and anecdotes to peel back, you’re bound to learn something new and strange as you wander its many rooms. You can also walk through their remarkable terraced gardens filled with all manner of plants due to the island’s strangely mild microclimate, and enjoy a picnic on the lawn with sprawling views of the sea beyond. Stand on the parapet lined with cannons that once fought off Napoleon’s ships or even hunt for giant Cormoran’s heart among the cobblestones. With so much to see, St Michael’s mount is an incredibly special place worth taking the day to explore.

Where can I find St. Michael's Mount?

St Michael's mount is located just off the coast of Marazion.

St Michael’s mount has been home to generations of the St Aubryn family who live in the castle today and have collected a wide range of fascinating historic souvenirs in their time, ranging from a piece of Napoleon’s coat worn at the Battle of Waterloo to a sofa Queen Victoria once sat on while the housekeeper brought her tea and even a scratched window pain where a daughter of the St. Aubryn family once checked the authenticity of her diamond engagement ring before accepting the proposal.

  • You will be allocated a time slot and expected to arrive 30 minutes before to ensure you’re not late
  • Souvenir shops and places to eat are available nearby!
  • Prices from just £13 per person for children and £24 per person for adults
  • Family packages available
  • 27 miles away from the Centre of Cornwall

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