Just off of Mount’s Bay in Cornwall lies a tidal island crowned with a medieval church and castle dating from the 12th century.
During the long history of St. Michael’s Mount, the Mount has been a priory, fortress, a place of pilgrimage and finally became the private home of the St Aubyn family in 1659. Parts of it is still occupied by the St. Aubyn family.
During low tide, visitors can access the island by walking the causeway.
Giant’s Well, the pit built by Jack the Giant Killer and where Cormoran the Giant is said to have fallen. Or so legend says…
Everything is uphill (or down obviously).
Napoleon’s hair & piece of coat. The coat was worn at the Battle of Waterloo. I’m assuming he also wore the lock of hair at the Battle of Waterloo… but maybe it was clipped off before that. =P
View enlarged – the castle from the gardens.
1 of 3 WWII Pillboxes around the castle.