Tuesday, 20 April 2010
ABC Wednesday, N for National Trust in Cornwall
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St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall is one of the most popular buildings in the care of the National Trust.
Originally the site of a Benedictine Chapel, the spectacular castle on the rock dates from the 14th Century. Historically, St Michael's Mount was a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.
We walked to St Michael's Mount at low tide, and went back by short ferry crossing at high tide. St Michael's Mount, is "the jewel in Cornwall's crown".
St Michael's Mount has a great history. The walk on the rock from the small harbour to the castle is interesting and we enjoyed walking in the beautiful gardens.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with N.
The Trust's symbol, a sprig of oak leaves and acorns, is thought to have been inspired by a carving in the cornice of the Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex.
This rare 14th-century Wealden 'hall house' was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust, in 1896. The thatched, timber-framed house is in an idyllic setting, with views across the River Cuckmere, and surrounded by a delightful, tranquil cottage garden featuring a magnificent Judas tree.