DISCOVERING OUR COAST:
ST. MICHAEL’S MOUNT CORNWALL:
BROOKE BOND OXO LTD
CARD 32 IN A SERIES OF 50
Before the Romans came to Britain
the little harbour at the foot of the Mount
was a centre where tin was traded with the Phoenicians.
It has been famous ever since.
In turn priory, fortress and stately home,
this memorable of coastal buildings
occupies a superb defensive position
high on its granite cone and surrounded by the sea.
Only at low tide does a stone causeway
give access to the mainland.
In Armada Year a warning beacon flared from the Mount,
and in the Civil War a century later
it was a Royalist stronghold.
The home of the same family for the past 300 years,
the Mount has been presented to the National Trust
while the family stays on as its tenant.
Photograph: National Trust/ Howard Phillips
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