Visiting Cornwall

St. Michaels Mount
"For a fun family day out in Penzance, South West Cornwall, visit St. Michaels Mount - one of our top 10 attractions in Cornwall - it is a must visit"

This has to be one of the best attractions in Cornwall. St. Michaels Mount is just 15 minutes from our boutique hotel in Penzance and is definitely on our top 10 things to do in South West Cornwall. 

The medieval castle that stands on top of St. Michaels Mount - a tiny island,just off the coast of Penzance, surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens.

Glimpsed as you arrive into Penzance harbour, St. Michaels Mount is a tiny island with a medieval fortress on top, surrounded by sub tropical gardens. Fantastic for family days out or romantic couples who want to take in the amazing history and stunning views. 
St. Michaels Mount Penzance is truly spectacular!

On low tide, visitors are able to walk out to St. Michaels Mount via the causeway. On high tide, the causeway disappears and a boat is available to take you this interesting and unique attraction in Cornwall.

St. Michaels Mount viewed at high tide, where the causeway disappears.

As history has it, the causeway was where a legendary giant once walked. 

Children play by the rock pools on Penzance harbour, with St. Michaels Mount ahead.

Visiting St. Michaels Mount is an island adventure to 'discover myth, legend, and over a thousand years of incredible history'. Visit their website to find out more:

Or why not visit our 'Penzance Guide' to find out our other best attractions, things to do and places to see in Penzance and South West Cornwall at:


The obsession with the seagulls start.

A Beautiful fishing town with masses of surfers, art gallerys and cornish pastys!!

Lonny posing for the bump blog

Charlie co founder of Artist Residence finally out the office!

Tate St Ives...

Shaped like a shell with amazing views onto the beach.

View from the top cafe, where we had a cheeky cornish scone...mmm clotted cream.

Performance art in the rotunda of the gallery

St.Ives was the loading centre for British Abstract art, following the 2nd WW. The galleryprovides a unique opportunity to view work in the surroundings in which, in many cases, it was actually created.

Here are a few that we thought were interesting, especially as the surrealistic nature ties in with the wave like vibe that artists down in Cornwall are influenced by.

John Tunnard

Tol Pedn 1942

Oil and drawing on board

Yves Tanguy

Azure Day 1937
La Journée Bleue

Oil on canvas

Paul Feiler

Inclined Oval Brown 1964-5

Oil on canvas

Jackson Pollock

Yellow Islands

Bob Law

Untitled 29.8.87 1987

Watercolour on paper

Exhibitons in St.Ives 

Pinky introduced us to Dave & Kate that created the world of MUJU!

Maggi Hambling

Jeremy Gardiner
Mellow Sun,
Wheal Coates 2010 Acrylic & jesmonite on poplar pane


Half hour from Penzance, St Just musical festival...

Porth en Alls