It’s not often you get to follow in a giant’s footsteps.
But stroll across the causeway at low tide to St Michael’s Mount, legendary home of the Cornish giant Cormoran, and you can do just that. This diminutive island, steeped in myth and legend, is topped by a fairy-turreted castle, passed down through generations of the St Aubyn family and still a family home today.
Adjoining the castle is a medieval priory, built after the island was bequeathed to Benedictine monks by William the Conqueror. Together with the village and its bustling harbour, they make an idyllic place to wander, whatever the season, but head down in the summer months for a dip in the glistening azure waters surrounding the island at high tide.
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