St Michael's Mount - National Trust, Marazion

St Michael's Mount (Cornish: Karrek Loos yn Koos, (Carrek Los yn Cos), meaning "hoar rock in woodland", also known colloquially by locals as simply the Mount is a small tidal island in Mount's Bay, Cornwall

It is managed by the National Trust, and the castle and chapel have been the home of the St Aubyn family since approximately 1650. The earliest buildings, on the summit, date to the 12th century, the harbour is 15th century and the village and summit buildings were rebuilt from 1860 to 1900, to give the island its current form. Its Cornish language name — literally, "the grey rock in a wood" — may represent a folk memory of a time before Mount's Bay was flooded, indicating a description of the Mount set in woodland. Remains of trees have been seen at low tides following storms on the beach at Perranuthnoe, but radiocarbon dating established the submerging of the hazel wood at about 1700 BC

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Children's quiz. Events, exhibitions. Guided tours (by arrangement). You can find out more by asking our knowledgeable room guides  Sunday church services (Whitsun to September). Outdoors Garden trail for children.

 

 

 

St Michael's Mount - National Trust
Causeway
Marazion
Cornwall
TR17 0HS

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01736 710507

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