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.