St Aubyn Estates

Spectacular Firework Display on St Michael’s Mount

Posted by: editor | July 14, 2014

St Michael’s Mount is a unique partnership between the National Trust and the St Aubyn family, working together to support the Mount’s vibrant island community and continuing a remarkable legacy of life and activity which has existed since prehistoric times.

The National Trust has owned most of the island and the causeway since 1954 as a result of a gift by the St Aubyn family, who have lived in the castle since the 1650s and still do so today.  The National Trust are responsible for the conservation and upkeep of St Michael’s Mount and the St Aubyn family run the Mount day to day, opening it to the public and welcoming visitors to discover their extraordinary island home.

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of this special gift and Tuesday 12 August will see a Firework Spectacular celebrating the partnership.

This dazzling and colourful bespoke event, staged with St Michael’s Mount as its dramatic backdrop, will be designed to be viewed from the mainland in Marazion and will commence as dusk falls at 21.45.
Firework specialists, Celebration Pyrotechnics, have been commissioned to create a visually arresting aerial display that will be able to be viewed from all around Mounts Bay.  The vibrant and stunning show will commence with the firing of the Mount’s own ceremonial canons and will culminate with a stunning finale that will fire from multiple points across the top of the Mount, illuminating the sky and bay all around.

James St Aubyn, who succeeded his uncle as Lord St Levan last year commented, “We want to do something really special to celebrate the first sixty years of the remarkable partnership between the National Trust and the family. I hope this free display will be thoroughly enjoyed by our local neighbours and visitors to the area alike”.

Mark Harold, National Trust Regional Director said: ‘Our unique partnership with the St Aubyn family has meant that many thousands of people are able to visit and experience the magic of St Michael’s Mount every year.  St Michael’s Mount is one of the most iconic places to visit in the South West, and I’m sure this exciting firework display will bring great enjoyment for everyone.’


Free day for locals at St Michael’s Mount

Posted by: editor | April 30, 2014

On Sunday May 11th, St Michael's Mount will open its doors free of charge to local residents of Cornwall as a big thank you to our local community, supporters and friends.

Entry to the castle and gardens will be free of charge on production of a household bill that confirms your residency. We look forward to welcoming you all.

For further information, visit the St Michael's Mount website,


London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - 19 May 2012

Posted by: editor | March 16, 2012

St Michael’s Mount will be a landmark photo opportunity as part of the first day of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route on Saturday 19 May. The historic route will start at Land’s End and finish in Plymouth passing through the historic market town of Marazion. Along the route St Michael’s Mount has been selected as one of only two locations in Cornwall to be showcased to the world’s media.

As James St Aubyn comments: “It will be a proud day for West Cornwall when the Olympic Torch starts its journey here, and a wonderful opportunity for us to show what a magical destination this is”.



Partnerships and Events

Posted by: editor | February 15, 2012

The St Aubyn family are delighted that Participate have chosen St Aubyn Estates to be the home of the first Festival of Sport – Cornwall in 2012.

In September, triathletes, cyclists, mountain bikers and open water swimmers from all across the UK will be gathering for this unique world class festival set in front of the iconic St Michael’s Mount. As well as the core sports, the weekend will be packed with music, camping and a huge range of additional sports activities.

For a full itinerary of events across the weekend and to register for entry, visit the official Festival of Sport Cornwall 2012 website.