St Michael's Mount: "The entire essence of Cornwall appears to have been distilled into this immoderately picturesque icon of Cornish myth and history, a quarter of a mile from the mainland. Saints and tinners, soldiers and fishermen, Royalists and Parliamentarians, artists, gardeners and architects have all left their mark on the island, but it’s far from pickled in its past." www.bradtguides.com
St. Michaels Mount - this rocky island 400 yards off the coast of Cornwall has a continental counterpart: Mont-Saint Michel in Normandy. Originally a monastery, St. Michael's Mount became the ancestral seat of a baron after the dissolution of the catholic church. With its seabound location (reachable by foot at low tide or by boat), this castle appears to float on the horizon.