Inchmahome Priory

Stirling | Port of Menteith | Priory | ★★★★

[Inchmahome Priory]

What's the only natural lake in Scotland? It's the Lake of Menteith, with a pleasant surprise waiting for discovery on its main island: a substantial 13th century ruined priory, founded by the Earl of Menteith and once home to a community of Augustinian canons. The lake is part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, yet seems far removed from busy Aberfoyle, only a few miles distant. The necessary boat trip across the quiet (but blue-green algae infested) waters to reach the island adds to the romance and secluded feel. Before returning to the mainland, don't forget to explore the rest of the island - cloaked in bluebells or brimming with ripe blackberries in season.

[Waiting for the boat to the island at Port of Menteith jetty]

Location & info

📌 Inchmahome Priory ★★★★
On the island of Inchmahome, Lake of Menteith, G.R.: NN 574005 ///mystery.surreal.quietest
🚢🚌 Bus to A81 / B8034 junction, then take the ferry from Port of Menteith jetty | 🚗 Car park at Port of Menteith jetty, G.R.: NN 583010 ///undertook.builder.engaging, then take the ferry
Open daily, April to October - booking the ferry is recommended | £9 adult / £5.40 child including ferry, free for Historic Environment Scotland members

[Inchmahome Priory cloister]


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