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

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Last Updated on 1st March 2017 by Sophie Nadeau

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

About Author

Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs solosophie.com when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!

4 Comments

  • 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!

    Reply

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