Come ashore for a castle tour, a taste of island life or to witness a sub-tropical paradise.

Crossing the bay to the sea-bound castle is a mini adventure in itself. Choose to leave the mainland behind on foot or by boat. Walk in the footsteps of pilgrims who have crossed the causeway throughout the ages. Or, when the tide floods over the historic footway, hop onboard a boat and motor into the harbour where trading ships once moored. 

To do the Mount justice and enjoy all its different aspects including the journey across, allow 3-4 hours.

NEW FOR 2014

60th Anniversary Firework Celebrations - Tuesday August 12th

St Michael's Mount is a unique partnership between the National Trust and St Aubyn family, working together to support the Mount's vibrant island community and continuing a remarkable legacy of life and activity which has existed since prehistoric times.

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the gift of St Michael's Mount to the National Trust and this unique partnership will be celebrated with a spectacular firework display, staged with St Michael's Mount as its dramatic backdrop, and designed to be viewed from the mainland in Marazion and from all around Mount's Bay.

For further information, visit our Events page here.

Village Walks & Talks - Island Life Today

This season we continue with our free walks and talks around the village and harbour side of St Michael's Mount. Led by keen historian, veteran tour guide and long-standing island resident, Bob Hunt, the tour will walk you around the island village and harbour side focusing on the history of community life from its heyday as a port with a population of over two hundred to the everyday life of getting the children to school and transporting shopping over to the island. The tour will also take in some of the historical buildings within the village, including two former public houses and the old mackerel smoking house.

Tours will take place Tuesday and Friday at 11am and 2pm, will last for 30 minutes and be free of charge. From 27 July, village walks and talks will happen every day.

Tall Tales of a Legendary Giant - 27th July to 31st August

This summer, enjoy some gigantic fun and story-telling on the Mount. During the Summer Holidays from Sunday 27 July to Sunday 31 August, St Michael’s Mount will be celebrating their legendary Cornish giant, Cormoran with a team of storytellers who will be re-telling the story of the giant and his fearless foe, Jack the Giant Killer.  Cornish folklore tells of a mythical giant who once lived on the Mount, a fearless creature who would wade ashore and steal cows and sheep from the villagers to feed his gargantuan appetite. 

Taking place on the Dairy Lawn at the foot of the Mount, there will also be other gigantic fun activities for children, including painting and crafting and a special competition to draw and create the Mount’s famous giant.

For further information, visit our Events page here.