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Iconic St Michael's Mount features on Microsoft's search engine home page

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: January 11, 2014

Iconic St Michael's Mount features on Microsoft's search engine home page

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An iconic Cornish landmark featured on one of the world’s most used search engines last week.

As part of their ongoing stated aim of “encouraging Britons to get out and see more of their amazing country”, St Michael’s Mount in all its splendour could be seen on the home page of Microsoft’s search engine Bing on Thursday.

A spokesman said: “The image illustrates the castle’s dominant position on the skyline overlooking the bay at dusk.

“This specially chosen image was made visible to 12.7 million people across the UK as they completed their daily search tasks and included a link to a gallery of additional images.”

St Michael’s Mount has been the home of the St Aubyn family for 300 years and is one of the most visited National Trust properties in Britain.

Separated from the town of Marazion and the mainland by a 500 yard long granite causeway, the castle is only reachable by boat when the tide is in.

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  • JeremyBadger  |  January 12 2014, 9:29PM

    That's Ironic Geofflane.

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  • TheGeofflane  |  January 12 2014, 12:53PM

    Find another adjective. Three 'Iconics' in one little article. I live near the iconic Chiverton Cross roundabout. Then I turn right through the iconic Cornish countryside 'til I reach the iconic 'dangerous crossing' junction. There I turn right in to the iconic village of Chacewater and park my iconic 1991 Proton, made in the iconic state of Malaysia. I then disembark (ironically) and enter my iconic miners' cottage with a laconic walk. Stop it, just stop it.

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  • cornishgirl  |  January 11 2014, 11:20AM

    I fell in love with St Michael's Mount when I was 10; it is still my favourite place in our beloved Cornwall. I have so many pictures of it to scroll through and nip down there whenever I can to add more. Totally agree Shirley!; but not too many visitors please, living near the cursed Chivvy roundabout the noise of visitors zooming by is thunderous! Ha! Ha!

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  • cornwall999  |  January 11 2014, 10:35AM

    St Michael s Mount is simply magical. The coast line is breath taking and recently walked along that area of coast line. Lets hope we can attract more visitors to view our wonderful scenery of Cornwall. Shirley Sweeney