To be sure that St Michael’s Mount is safe for everyone and the island doesn’t get too busy, we have a limit on visitor numbers each day, and you must book your ticket online first – no tickets will be sold at the entrance. Subject to capacity, tickets could be available for online purchase on the day of a visit, but we recommend that you buy in advance to avoid disappointment.
Your ticket will show a time, which is the time that you should arrive at the island. Once you’re here, you can visit the castle, garden, shops, lawns and cafes at your leisure (depending on which ticket or tickets you have).
Ancient and rugged, some parts of the island and castle can be tricky to navigate especially if you have limited mobility. Paths around the island are steep, cobbled and uneven with no handrails in some places. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to take a wheelchair or pushchair up to the Mount summit and if you are walking, sensible footwear is recommended.
We are a tidal island that is governed by the forces of nature and sometimes those forces work against us. Strong winds and/or rough seas can force us to close the island for safety reasons. While we will aim to give at least 24 hours’ notice, it is not always possible.
In the event of a bad weather island closure, we will inform you by email, on our website and on our social media channels. You will receive a full refund to your bank account within seven working days. If you do not hear from us, it means that we remain open.