Winter on St Michael's Mount
Take a journey of discovery from sea level to summit. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and a legendary giant, explore the ancient harbour village, climb the cobbled path and ascend to the castle at the top of the island.
Stoop through ancient doorways and glimpse the building’s changing faces – from priory to fortified castle and, since the mid-1600s, home to the St Aubyn family who still live here today. Discover imposing, historic battlements, cannons fired in Napoleonic wars and spectacular views across the bay. Try a new menu of winter warmers in the Sail Loft café and enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping in our exclusive St Michael’s Mount Shop.
Book castle tickets
Access to the harbour village, shops and cafe is free on the days that we are open until 23rd December and no tickets are required – just pop over!
Assistance dogs only please.
When the sea retreats and the tide is low, walk to the island across our ancient, cobbled causeway. Opening times are listed below.
Please note: Boats do not operate in the winter months. If bad weather is forecast, please check the Mount's social media platforms and website for updates about opening times. Bad weather may result in the late opening of the causeway or the closure of the island. Last admissions to the castle will be one hour before the causeway closes
|Wednesday 3 November||8.30am||11.45am|
|Thursday 4 November||8.30am||12.35pm|
|Friday 5 November||8.45am||1.20pm|
|Monday 8 November||11.05am||3.30pm|
|Tuesday 9 November||12.05pm||4.15pm|
|Wednesday 10 November||1.15pm||4:30pm|
|Wednesday 17 November||8.30am||11.40am|
|Thursday 18 November||8.30am||12.20pm|
|Friday 19 November||8.55am||12.55pm|
|Monday 22 November||10.35am||2.35pm|
|Tuesday 23 November||11.15am||3:00pm|
|Wednesday 24 November||12:00pm||3.30pm|
|Thursday 25 November||12.55pm||4.05pm|
|Friday 26 November||2:00pm||4.30pm|
|Friday 3 December||8.30am||12.10pm|
|Monday 6 December||10.05am||2.35pm|
|Tuesday 7 December||10.55am||3.25pm|
|Wednesday 8 December||11.55pm||4.10pm|
|Thursday 9 December||1:00pm||4.30pm|
|Friday 10 December||2.10pm||4:30pm|
|Friday 17 December||8.30am||11.45pm|
|Monday 20 December||9.45am||1.45pm|
|Tuesday 21 December||10.20am||2.20pm|
|Wednesday 22 December||11am||2.55pm|
|Thursday 23 December||11.40am||3.30pm|