The seldom seen side of St Michael’s Mount

May 16, 2014 by becca.lazar No Comments

Take a walk across the causeway when the tide is out to the big granite rock – St Michael’s Mount.

On this occasion I visited just the gardens – not choosing entry to the castle itself.  Approached over lawns the best part of the gardens are on the steep south side of the mount not seen from mainland, mainly terraced with a surprise around every corner.

St Michael's Mount

Spring was bringing new growth to the semi- tropical planting throughout – with Cordyline, Agave, Agapanthus, Kniphofia, Aloe and Echium dominating the planting.

St Michael's Mount flower

The walk up through gardens, although beautiful, was surpassed by the outstanding presence of the castle itself and the views across the bay.  The castle seen from the south side is so different from the same castle seen from the mainland and from the pretty village of Marazion, I hope the picture of the castle inspires you all to make this a stop while on your holiday.

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