This rocky island is located 366 metres off the coast and linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway, passable between mid-tide and low water. The island is crowned by a medieval church and castle, with the oldest buildings dating from the 12th century. This panorama was taken in the centre of the causeway during a rising tide.
The Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy,
France when it was given to the Benedictines, a religious order of Mont Saint-Michel, by Edward the Confessor in the 11th century.