St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount
Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Stroll across the granite causeway where a legendary giant once walked and follow the footsteps of pilgrims. Boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history, discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise and a close-knit island community. Delve into the history of a fortress, a priory, a harbour and a home.
Stray from the mainland on foot or by boat and get up close to the beguiling beauty of the castle-topped isle standing proud in Mount’s Bay. Come ashore for a family outing, a tour of the castle or a garden visit. Scale the fairytale turrets for dazzling views. Listen to live music on the village green and tuck into fresh local food in the Island Café or the Sail Loft Restaurant.
Infuse your senses with colour and scent in the unique sub-tropical gardens basking in the mild climate and salty breeze. Clinging to granite slopes the terraced beds tier steeply down to the ocean’s edge, boasting tender exotics from places such as Mexico, the Canary Islands and South Africa.
Summer Season 2014
Until 2 November 2014 - We will be open every day, except Saturdays, as follows;
30 March - 29 June 10:30 - 17:00
30 June - 31 August 10:30 - 17:30
1 September - 2 November 10:30 - 17:00
14 April - 27 June 10:30 - 17:00 (Monday to Friday)
3 July - 29 August 10:30 - 17:30 (Thursday & Friday only)
4 September - 26 September 10:30 - 17:00 (Thursday & Friday only)
Limited wheelchair access - call 01736 710507 for full details and read the Access Statement
Adult £8.00 Child £4.00
Single adult family £12.00
Groups (15+) Adult £7.20 Child £3.60
Combined Castle & Gardens
Adult £10.50 Child £5.00
Single adult family £15.50
Groups (15+) Adult £9.00 Child £4.50
Access to the castle and gardens is free to National Trust members.
- Guided Tours available
Baby Changing Facilities Available.
- Disabled parking
- Disabled toilets
- Guide dogs permitted
Information for visitors with limited mobility Paths around the island are steep, cobbled and uneven with no handrails. It is not possible to take a wheelchair up to the castle on the summit and those with limited mobility may find the steepness and rugged terrain difficult to navigate. Sensible footwear is recommended. Admissions All carers are admitted free of charge with registered disabled visitors. Car Park We have 4 disabled parking bays in Slipway car-park and 12 bays in Follyfield car-park for registered disabled badge holders. Facilities on St Michael's Mount There is access to all the village facilities, with ramps available on request at the entrances to the shops, café and Sail Loft restaurant. The garden lawn can be accessed with wheelchairs although further exploration is limited due to steps and steepness. We have an access toilet situated toilets on the east side of the village. Access on the Causeway & Boats It is possible to bring wheelchairs over the causeway although the pathway is cobbled making it extremely difficult to navigate. Wheelchairs can be taken over in boats although access to both the mainland and harbour landing points have steps. We advise that any visitor planning on bringing a wheelchair over to St Michael's Mount calls 01736 710507 in advance to discuss their journey. When the tide is in, the only access to St Michael's Mount is by boat.We strongly suggest that visitors who may struggle with the boat landings and access onto the boats (the boats can only accommodate folding wheelchairs) plan their visit to the Mount when the causeway is open. Causeway opening times are clearly available on the website. Motorised Tramper We currently have a Tramper, a 4-wheel, single seater, self powered mobility vehicle available at no cost to the visitor, for use around the village area of St Michael's Mount. A full demonstration will be given by a trained member of staff. The motorised vehicle must be booked in advance as it is very much in demand. Call 01736 710265 to book. Resources We have a map available that outlines the access route. At the Ticket Office, we have an induction loop for the hard of hearing and provide magnifiers for the partially sighted. Assistance Dogs Guide and assistance dogs are welcome to the village area and guide dogs are allowed up to and around the castle. Island Life Today - Village Tours Continuing throughout 2014 will be specialist tours within the village area of St Michael's Mount which will focus on community living on the Mount, its history and everyday challenges from getting the children to school to delivering shopping up to the castle on the summit. These talks will be free of charge and take place in the village area of St Michael's Mount which is step free and therefore suitable for wheelchair users and those of limited availability. Access Statement St Michael's Mount continually works to ensure that all visitors, no matter what their ability, can gain the most from their visit and have the best possible access to our facilities and services. Our full access statement is available to download here but if you have any constructive feedback you would like to give us, regarding your experience at St Michael's Mount, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
As a big thank you to the local community, supporters and friends, St Michael’s Mount will open its doors free of charge to all local residents of Cornwall.
Sunday May 10 2015, 10:30am to 5:00pm. Entry to the grounds, castle and gardens will be free of charge.
Please bring a household bill that confirms your name and proof of Cornish residency.