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Address: Port of Menteith, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3RA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1877 385294

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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Visited here with my boys aged 5 and 2 they were so excited about going in the little boat we then took a walk around the little island which was fun for the boys to explore we... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with my boys aged 5 and 2 they were so excited about going in the little boat we then took a walk around the little island which was fun for the boys to explore we had a picnic lunch in a lovely little area beside a huge tree and visited the castle the boys were happy just exploring... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our 3 Grandchildren 4,3 & 5 months, everyone enjoyed the day first time they had been on a boat, staff was friendly and helpful, lifting the buggy on and off for us, although the rain started there is some lovely big trees to shelter under to finish your picnic, the kids enjoyed their adventure, and was mesmerised... More 

Thank Kevsgirl71
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely jaunt across the lake by boat and lots of info from the chap taking us over. Very beautiful grounds and the work on the Priory is amazing as is the history. A must do when you are here and there is a little shop with coffee/tea to have whilst sitting in the grounds, and they have loos too!

Thank Juliet1964
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited Inchmahome Priory on a very wet and windy day but it was still a lovely experience. There is a path leading round the island that you can walk and what remains of the priory is quite spectacular. Unfortunately, part of the priory was closed off during our visit due to safety concerns. Dogs are allowed... More 

Thank khdonald95
Troon, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Inchmahome Priory is located near Aberfeldy and takes a five minute boat ride on the Lake of Menteith to reach it. Sailings take place at roughly 30 minute intervals and boats carry twelve passengers. The island itself is a haven of tranquillity with beautiful walks around its edge taking about 20 - 30 minutes, There are tree specimens of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a great place for the family - all fun from calling the boat, to dipping hands in the loch (when its warm enough) to piloting the boat - and thats just the journey over there. Take a picnic, hot drink and enjoy the tranquil views from the boat and on the island. Amazing ruins and a wonderful walk.... More 

Thank William M
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Inchmahome Priory is set in a lovely location on a small island in the middle of the Lake of Menteith. It is a nice little boat ride to get there, taking about 10 minutes in total, and the guide (Martin) was very informative during the crossing about the lake, Priory and local area. The priory is peaceful and tranquil and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Inchmahome is breathtaking! We were in Scotland for 14 days. We saw about 50 attractions. Inchmahome is Top 5. It is well worth a detour and a baby little ferry ride! Even though parts of the Priory were fenced off due to securing the falling stones, there was enough to see, walk trough, pictures you could take through the fence,... More 

Thank faeriestar123
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Inchmahome priory sits on a small wooded island on the Lake of Menteith between Stirling and Aberfoyle. The priory is run by Historic Scotland and reached by a small motor boat from Port of Menteith. There is a small car park and pier. Simply walk along the pier, turn the marker board from black to white and wait for the... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I've only see this place on a sign from passing and decided one day to find out what it actually was! I was not disappointed! A beautiful sunny day and a boat work excellent together! The island was amazing! From seeing tiny new ducklings to the stunning purple blues from the bluebells! Lots of things to see and explore that... More 

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