Sunday, 3 July 2011

Cornwall's St. Michael's Mount

I love this place and this is one of the best tourist spots I would highly recommend in England. Anyway, just a couple of things I would like to share with you as of what I know about St. Michael's mount. This lovely place is located in Marazion Cornwall, about 9 miles from the Lizard peninsula. It is a tiny Island with a castle that was dated back to the 12th century, and was owned by St Aubyn family since the 17th century. In the 1954 Francis St Aubyn, the 3rd Lord St Levan, gave St. Michael's mount and a large endowment fund to the national trust, retaining a 999-year lease for the family to live in the castle. While the national trust now handles and ensures the preservation and conservation of the mount, St Aubyn family still continue to live and manage the island as they have done since the 17th century.

Attached here are some photos I have taken during my visit on the Island:

This is how it looks like when it is low tide and you can walk going to the mount and back to landing point at Marazoin.

These motorboats carry’s passenger during high tide, from the landing point in Marazion to the mount.

This is the small village of the mount.

On this photo is map painted on the wall of the house.

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