Believed to mark the site of a great battle between Arthur and a local giant, this dramatic building rises above the sands of Mount's Bay, where tradition had it that
|St. Michael's Mount stands out against the ocean... at low tide a person can walk out to the island.|
According to local legend, the hermit Ogrin, who lived at nearby Roche Rock brought about a brief reconciliation between the estranged King Mark and his would-be Queen Iseult, who had been living in the wilds with Tristan. Because the Queen had only rags to wear, Ogrin bought fresh clothing and a horse for her at a fair on the Mount of St. Michael.