Saints and Stones: St. Michael's Mount
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St. Michael's Mount (Carrack Looz en Cooz in Cornish, literally "the grey rock in the wood") is a lofty pyramidal tidal island some 400 yards from the shore of Mount's Bay in west Cornwall.

In its many incarnations, St. Michael's Mount has been a monastery, a fort, a pilgrimage site, and a private residence. During the time of Edward the Confessor, it was a religious house and given by Robert, Count of Mortain, to the Norman abbey of Mont Saint Michel. It was a priory of that abbey until the dissolution of the alien houses by Henry V.

About St. Michael's Mount

National Trust: St. Michael's Mount
Wikipedia: St. Michael's Mount
Penzance Online: St. Michael's Mount
Wikipedia: Benedictines

Journey to St. Michael's Mount

St. Michael's Mount is located three miles east of Penzance on an island a few hundred yards offshore in Mount's Bay from the ancient town of Marazion in west Cornwall in southwest England.

Ordnance Survey Map (SW5145029852)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for St. Michael's Mount may be found at the National Trust's St. Michael's Mount website. General Cornwall tourist information may be found at the Visit Cornwall website.

Additional Photos of St. Michael's Mount

Approaching St. Michael's Mount by Boat
National Trust Sign at St. Michael's Mount
Looking Up at St. Michael's Mount After Landing
Approaching the Entrance, St. Michael's Mount
Entrance to St. Michael's Mount
The Chapel, St. Michael's Mount
Statue Outside Chapel Door, St. Michael's Mount
Plaque Commemorating Visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to St. Michael's Mount
Looking at the Town of Marazion from St. Michael's Mount
Plaque of the Town of Marazion, Across from St. Michael's Mount


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