Located in Mount’s Bay off the coast of Marazion in Cornwall, St. Michael’s Mount is a fascinating island famed for its medieval castle and chapel honoring St. Michael the Archangel.
Joined to the mainland by a tidal causeway, the island changes with the tides, forming a walkable path at low tide and a separate island at high tide. The island’s rich history is showcased by the 12th-century castle and the ancient chapel, some of which dates back to the 8th century. The Terraced Gardens, with their assortment of exotic plants, add to the allure. The National Trust oversees St. Michael’s Mount, which is open to the public.