Come ashore for a castle tour this winter & enjoy a unique visit on the Mount's amphicraft vehicle
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 on-board the Mount's amphibious vehicle, the St Michael.
Until13 March 2015, we offer specialist guided tours by one of our trained guiding team, every Tuesday and Friday at 11am and 2pm. Visit the castle for a bespoke tour and enjoy the unique opportunity of travelling on the Mount's amphibious vehicle, the 'St Michael', when the tide is in.
The Mount’s amphicraft was built 10 years ago by Sivad Maritime in Falmouth and was specifically commissioned by Lord St Levan to transport his family and the islanders to and from the island. It is a vital link during winter as the transport lifeline to ferry the island children to school, bring over provisions and indeed service the visitor business out of season. It was built to replace the old WWII DUKW’s that used to service the Mount for similar purposes.
During Autumn and Winter, the Sail Loft Restaurant will open on a Tuesday and Friday between 10am and 4pm, offering delicious home-cooked lunches using the best Cornish ingredients. Our Courtyard Shop will also be open at the same time, offering a wide range of gifts, Cornish food, local confectionery and keepsakes, including a bespoke range of Christmas baubles and gifts by local artist, Emma Ball.