Exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline

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Upcoming events


Bat Season at Godolphin

Mon 26 Sep 2016
Come and learn all about the fascinating creatures we are lucky to have here at Godolphin - bats, with the help of our bat trail and bat walks and talks.
St Michael's Mount

Conservation In Action

Mon 26 Sep 2016
Visit the Blue Drawing Room, currently undergoing extensive restoration, and learn about the different conservation techniques that are used in the castle.
St Michael's Mount

Living Castle

Mon 26 Sep 2016
Take a look at what everyday life is like for those what work and live in the castle. See what the challenges are for conserving a castle atop an island.
St Michael's Mount

Photo competition #livingcastle

Mon 26 Sep 2016
Take a snap or two and send to us via our social media channels using #livingcastle, three winners will receive ahamper of bespoke St Michael's Mount products from the Courtyard Shop.

Lanhydrock at war

Mon 26 Sep 2016
Discover the impact of the First World war on Lanhydrock in a new exhibition in the gatehouse.

Monarchy and the book

Mon 26 Sep 2016
An exhibition in the Gallery showing books from the Lanhydrock collection that were once owned by Royalty or have royal connections. House opening times apply.


Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.


Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress.