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.