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________________________ St. Michael’s Mount | Cornwall, England | c. 1659 • St. Michael's Mount​ ​is a small tidal island in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England. The castle and chapel located on the island have been the home of the St. Aubyn family since approximately 1659 • While the island boasts a long history dating back to prehistoric times, little is known about the village on the Mount before the beginning of the 18th century, except that there were a few fishermen's cottages and monastic homes. After improvements to the harbour in 1727, St. Michael's Mount became a flourishing seaport • The village quickly grew to 53 houses, the was extended and the population peaked to 221 people. There were three schools, a ​Wesleyan chapel​, and three public houses, mostly used by visiting sailors. ​During the 18th and 19th centuries, the castle structure was romanticised, and designed ​to evoke nostalgia for a bucolic past. A narrow railway was built and used to bring luggage up to the castle • During World War II, the Mount was fortified to protect the island during the invasion crisis from 1940 to 1941. A decade later, Francis Cecil St. Aubyn gave most of the Mount to the National Trust. The St Aubyn family retained a 999-year lease to inhabit the castle and a license to manage the public viewing of its historic rooms • Today, the castle continues to be managed by the St. Aubyn family in conjunction with the National Trust. James and Mary St. Aubyn lived there along with their four children, and became Lord and Lady St Levan when the previous Lord, James’s uncle, passed away in 2013 • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @danielpieckielonslowik ❤️: @flourishmentary ✍: @kelly murray 📰: @wikipedia#AccidentallyWesAnderson ​ ​ #AccidentalWesAnderson ​ ​ #WesAnderson ​ ​ #VscoArchitecture ​ ​ #Vscotravel #TravelMore #StMichaelsMount #Cornwall #England 🇬🇧

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Bullet.Proof.Isobel 🌚

I didn’t know you could visit. I’ve been to the island but not inside the castle. Very pretty place

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COLLAGERIE

This is the best blue 💙

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Rosie

One of my favourite places since I was a child who loved Famous Five

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Susan Kaufman

💙✨💙

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Meredith Rowe

There is a long path to reach the island by foot; but only during low tide! Once the tide is high, you have to take a boat in an out.

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kAy🤓I🐾n🐣😷gee⛳️dOT

She didn’t fit the bill

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Ashley 🌵Gordon

Do you have the name of the painting above the mantel?

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Lisa Wants Some Art InOur Park

Is this the little island you can walk out to when the tides out? I’ve been there

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interior style & travel guides

💙💙💙 would love to see it IRL one day, such a fascinating history! ✨Thanks for always sharing these incredible places! 💕

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Sinead Connell

Hometown finally featuring 🙌

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Hans Vats (Hanzel Stormborn)

Ohh 💙 the feels are so royal ❤️❤️

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To get to the island, there is a cobbled walkway which you can use during low tide. During high tide, it is swallowed up by the sea so you have to ride on an aquatic vehicle—a boat with wheels!

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The Field House

& mont st Michel! 💓💓💓

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brides

One of my favourite rooms in the castle. I have worked as a tour guide and storyteller at St Michael's Mount which has really got me in touch with my Cornish heritage. The same story of Cormoran the giant has been told on the Mount since the 5th century and I feel extremely lucky that I have been part of the history of this beautiful and special place. The Cornish culture is perhaps the most unique of all of England and you only have to visit St Michael's Mount to see this x

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Been following for years and I JUST realized you added detailed explanations with each post! 🤦‍♀️ I will never be bored waiting in line now. Thank you!

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Ollie Hancock

It's also only accessible by foot at low tide! When the tide rises the path is submerged and you have to take a boat to get there. I often Paddleboard around it and it always makes me want to live there 😅

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Susie Schlesinger

@jmos85 remember this! @fran_pears 👌Another one I've been to!

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Sienna S

@chris_sexton_music I can’t believe we were there !

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