St Michaels Mount

St Michael's Mount

Overview

From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse. Whether you’re admiring the views from the medieval castle or exploring subtropical gardens, just remember to check the tide charts to discover if you’ll be visiting by causeway or by boat.

St Michael's Mount,
Marazion,
Cornwall, TR17 OHS

Nearest hostel: YHA Penzance

Please note that St Michael’s Mount is CLOSED from Sunday 29 October 2017 to Friday 16 March 2018.

St Michael’s Mount will be OPEN to visitors for the 2018 season from Sunday 18 March 2018.

Hostels nearby

St Michael's Mount

Cornwall, Cornwall, TR17 0HS

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SW523312

Lat/Lng: 50.129478, -5.466659

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Cycling in Penzance

Cycling in Penzance

Explore the quieter back roads of Penwith, with their wealth of ancient sites and superb views or take an easy ride along Cycle Route 3 to St Michael's Mount.

An arty fish textured facade outside a cornish fishmarket in Cornwall

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The only Cornish gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists, the museum also covers West Cornwall's social history. Visit the Gallery's website

coasteering

Coasteering in Land's End

If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you. Kernow Coasteering offer coasteering adventures on the rocky coastline close to YHA Land’s End.

Running in Penzance

Running in Penzance

Admittedly Cornwall is more famous for its leisurely pace of life and calorific cream teas than its enthusiasm for running!

Leach Pottery

Leach Pottery

The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!

St Ives

St Ives

Home of the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, this wonderful seaside town has great views and sandy beaches.

Mên-an-Tol

Mên-an-Tol

This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. see the Historic Cornwall or the Wikipedia website

Climbing in Penzance

Climbing in Penzance

The area is famous for its granite routes, including Chair Ladder and Commando Ridge, but there are other options including the vertical wall at Gurnard's Head.

Priests Cove Cape, near St Just-in-Penwith

St Just-in-Penwith

This ancient Cornish mining town, Britain's most westerly town, has a wealth of artistic talent and Plain-an-Gwarry - an open air mediaeval theatre, situated near the WWII War Memorial. Nearby ther

Geevor Mine

Geevor Mine and Levant Beam Engine

7.1 miles The largest mining museum in Britain with underground tours and “gold” panning. Levant Beam Engine is a short walk away. Visit the website  

Flambards

Flambards

11 miles This exciting family theme park features thrill rides, historical indoor exhibitions to take you back in time, and loads of fun entertainment for kids! Visit the website  

Walking and Rambling at Lands End

Walking and Rambling at Lands End

With footpaths heading in all directions from the hostel door, you'll soon enjoy cliff top views towards Land's End before crossing the sands of Sennen Cove, or passing Cape Cornwall and the dramatic

Climbing at YHA Lands End

Climbing at Lands End

If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you.

Watersports at Lands End

Watersports at Lands End

If you've never surfed before, then book a lesson at Sennen Cove - tuition, board and wetsuit hire are all available in the village. More experienced surfers will enjoy the big waves at Gwynver.