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St Michael’s Mount and Penzance

Bookending the English Channel along with France's Mont St-Michel (but on a smaller scale), the dramatic rock island of St. Michael's Mount was originally a Benedictine monastery, then a fortified castle, and eventually a stately home. Nearby is the port town of Penzance — a blue-collar transportation hub and Rick's favorite home base in the area. Enjoy this video preview! (1 min 44 sec)