Showcasing photos of St Michael’s Mount from photographers who’ve beautifully captured this iconic landmark in Cornwall where I live.
Before we begin, here’s some brief information about St Michael’s Mount.
About St Michael’s Mount
The island is set a few hundred yards from the shore at Marazion, Cornwall, England and is only accessible by foot at mid to low tide. Set atop the island is the Castle overlooking the whole of Mounts Bay and the Lizard. Little is known about the village before the beginning of 18th century, save that there were a few fishermen’s cottages and monastic cottages.
After improvements to the harbour in 1727, St Michael’s Mount became a flourishing seaport, and by 1811 there were 53 houses and four streets. In 1954, the 3rd Baron St Levan gave most of St Michael’s Mount to the National Trust, together with a large endowment fund. The St Aubyn family retained a 999-year lease to inhabit the castle and a licence to manage the public viewing of its historic rooms. This is managed in conjunction with the National Trust.
St Michel’s Mount Photography
Here are some stunning photographs of St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
Whilst all of these photographs are of St Michael’s Mount, there are dozens more villages, landmarks and places throughout Cornwall that are a photographers paradise and we’ll be showcasing these in the coming months.
I like also really these painting of St Michael’s
For those looking to photograph St Michael’s Mount, here are some resources:
St Michael’s Mount – Official website
National Trust – Information about St Michael’s Mount
Visit Cornwall – Official Tourist Board on-line visitor guide to Cornwall
Trip Advisor – Best things to see and do in Cornwall