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Address: Port of Menteith, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3RA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1877 385294
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Description: Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome is an...
Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome is an idyllically-situated Augustinian monastery dating from 1238. Much of the 13th century building remains. There is a wide range of plant and wildlife on the island.The enchanting ruins of Inchmahome Priory grace the largest of three islands in the Lake of Menteith. The priory was established around 1238 by a small community of Augustinian canons. Their founder and patron was Walter Comyn, Earl of Menteith, whose residence stood on the adjacent island of Inch Talla. The secluded location offered the brethren isolation from the secular world, and tranquillity in which to carry out the worship of God. The island sanctuary functioned for over 300 years, offering solace not only to the canons but also royal visitors. King Robert Bruce visited three times, and Mary Queen of Scots once, in 1547, when she was five. In 1560, the Protestant Reformation effectively brought monastic life at Inchmahome to an end.
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We went out on a rainy, windy day - so fun ride out on a little motor boat. The priory and island were fascinating to look around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After a short boat rip you disembark on to the island. mainly grass with some ruins of the priory. Does not really take long to view unless you have a partiualar interest in prte-reformation life. The peace is the main feature but that is what you would expect with no-one else there. A once in a lifetime visit ie unlikely... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went out on a rainy, windy day - so fun ride out on a little motor boat. The priory and island were fascinating to look around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We arrived for the first boat ride to the island and waited around 10 minutes. It is a peaceful short ride out to Inchmahome Priory. The setting is beautiful. You can explore the ruins and read stories about the history. The walk through the trees is magical. There are bluebells as far as the eye can see and twisted old... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited here on a lovely Monday afternoon. We arrived just as the ferry was about to depart, which was lucky as there was only the one boat operating due to staff shortages. Once on the Island, we spent about an hour exploring the Island and Priory. It is well worth the £5.50 entry fee which includes the boat over... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Short boat trip to a small scottish island steeped in history, wildlife and surrounded by stunning scenery. The guides were friendly, informative and helpful especially when they pointed out an osprey coming to fish on the only lake in Scotland. Take a walk on the wildside and then another through the priory, both offering a calm and peaceful visit. We... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved the short boat trip and on both outward and return trips our guides were fun and knowledgeable. I wished the boat rides could have been much longer. The ruins of the priory are quite majestic with beautiful tiny wild flowers growing in clumps over the remains of the walls. I was there in the first week of June... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Its a bit of an adventure signalling for the small boat, taking the ride over the only 'lake' in Scotland to a very historic, interesting and unspoilt priory with centuries of history. Great walks around the island and good stories of Mary Queen of Scots. On a good day you get a view of the Ospreys fishing but we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Quiet walk with the dog. Raining slightly. Calm and pleasant crossing. Would have stayed longer and took a picnic if it had been dry. Sat under a tree and watched the water. Standard price for entry which would have been more value for money if the weather had been nicer. Pleasant staff.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Excellent Historic Scotland staff both on and off the Island. Wonderful Priory ruins and beautiful bluebells. Enhanced by the sightings of 2 ospreys on the boat trip back. I would LOVE TO VISIT AGAIN.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely, peaceful setting and the boat ride over with the informative guide was most enjoyable. Small shop on the island with gifts, food and drink you can buy but why not take your own and picnic in the grounds. Lots to see and very well preserved, worth taking a stroll around the grounds. You can probably do the whole trip... More 

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Address: Port of Menteith, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3RA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1877 385294
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Port of Menteith

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