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St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount is the jewel in Cornwall's Crown, a national treasure which is a must for every visitor to the far West. The great granite crag which rises from the waters of Mount's Bay is surmounted by an embattled castle, originally a Benedictine Priory built in the twelfth century and a daughter house of the famous Mont St Michel in Normandy. From the twelfth Century the Mount was the scene of many military sieges, a well-known place of pilgrimage and from 1660, until the present day, home of the St Aubyn family.
The Mount can be reached by a causeway at low tide, or at high tide small ferry boats ply back and forth (approximate fare 70 pence). On the Island there is a National Trust Shop and Audio Visual Cinema showing the history of the Castle and featuring the Cornish legend of Jack the Giant Killer
Restaurants. The Sail Loft Restaurant offers fine fare and traditional cooking. Island Cafe: With a wonderful view across the sea to Marazion. The cafe serves light meals, snacks, tea, coffee, soft drinks and Ice Creams. Both restaurants are open from April to the end of October.
The Castle is open all year. From 1st April to 31st October the castle is open Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm). From 1st November to 31st March please telephone to ascertain the opening arrangements on any particular day. Manor Office tel: 01736 710507. In addition the Castle is open most weekends during the high season; these are special charity open days when National Trust Members are asked to pay admission. Please telephone the Manor Office for further details.

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