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.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES 2014

60th Anniversary Firework Celebrations - Tuesday August 12th, 21:45

On Tuesday 12 August, St Michael's Mount will be hosting a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the 60th anniversary of a unique partnership with the National Trust. 

This dazzling and colourful bespoke event, staged with the Mount as its dramatic backdrop, will be designed to be viewed from the mainland in Marazion and will commence as dusk falls at 21.45.

The vibrant and stunning show will commence with the firing of the Mount’s own ceremonial canons and will culminate with a stunning finale that will fire from multiple points across the top of the Mount, illuminating the sky and bay all around.

For further information, visit our Events page here.

Village Walks & Talks - Island Life Today - 27th July to 31st August

Over summer, our free walks and talks around the village and harbour side of St Michael's Mount will take place daily at 11am and 2pm. The tours will walk you around the island village and harbour 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.

 

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.