Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT


ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT
Photo Charles Taylor

It is thought there has been a monastry on this island off Penzance since the 8th century. The building on the top of the hill was built in the middle of the 12th century and the fortifications were added in the 14th and 15th centuries. The causeway between the island and the mainland was constructed in 1425. It was sold in 1649 after the Civil War and is still owned by the same family. It has been extended and modernised with a large wing added in 1870.

National Trust, open (subject to tides etc).


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
400 yards out to sea off Penzance beach
Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 OHS

 



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