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IS THIS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND IN ENGLAND? POSTCARDS FROM ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT

gardens at st michael's mount marazion
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It’s no secret. One of my best ever travel days was visiting St Michael’s Mount in Marazion, Cornwall (aka the most beautiful island in England).

The smaller, lesser-known sibling of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy sits high atop a conical tidal island, imposing over the surrounding landscape. Inhabited since time immemorial (as early as 4000 BCE!), it is now home to a small hamlet and centuries-old castle. Built by the same order of Benedictine Monks as Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, it has been a destination for royalty and nobility alike for centuries, Queen Victoria and our current Queen, Elizabeth II both having visited the castle.

Region: Cornwall, England

How to get there: The island of St Michael’s Mount lies just off the coast from the town of Marazion. You can reach the island itself by boat (there is a boat that goes to and from the island when the tide is up- £2 each way)! Walk, when the tide is low, it is possible to walk across the sandy causeway to reach the island.

Population: 35

Language: English

Known for: St Michael’s Chapel on a ley line, amazing views over the surrounding landscape, one of very few tidal islands in the UK.

Is this the most beautiful Island in England?

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most beautiful island in england

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4 Comments

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    Tutie
    19th October 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I love St Michael’s Mount. There is something magical about the castle and the island as a whole. Furthermore, I love Cornwall 🙂 It is just so beautiful

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    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    1st July 2016 at 1:11 pm

    it’s really stunning!

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    Grace | The Idyll
    17th February 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I’ve been meaning to explore Cornwall for ages! This is the first time I’ve heard about St Michael’s Mount, and it looks beautiful.

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    Emily Ray
    17th February 2016 at 2:12 pm

    It looks so beautiful (and I love your outfit too 🙂 ). Shamefully, I’ve never actually been to Cornwall…it’s just so far out on a limb, but I would absolutely LOVE to go!

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