St Michael's Mount
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,
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.
Other things to do nearby
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.
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