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Anyone taking a holiday in Cornwall this summer should head down to Marazion and check out St Michael’s Mount, an island with its own castle that has just been named among Britain’s favourite landmarks.

The Cornish landmark was voted the country’s 7th favourite landmark in a survey conducted by MSN Travel, along with iconic places such as the Giant’s Causeway and Stonehenge.

St Michael’s Mount was given to French Benedictine monks in the 11th Century by Edward the Confessor, and since then the island has been developed into one of the UK’s greatest landmarks, even included in the Olympic Torch relay.

The majestic castle is accessible by causeway or by boat, but when the tide comes in the causeway becomes covered, and St Michael’s Mount becomes a mysterious island sitting in the middle of Mount’s Bay.

Anyone staying in English country cottages this summer should cross the causeway to the island, where the medieval castle, sub-tropical gardens, historical village and various music events will combine to make a fantastic day out.