Lake of Menteith is often refered to as the only lake in Scotland.
On its largest island, Inchmahome, is the ruin of a priory famous for providing shelter to Mary Queen of Scots when she was a child.
The island is looked after by Historic Scotland who do a wonderful job of retaining our heritage.
|Access to the island is via a small jetty.|
|West entrance to the chapel|
|Remains of the north and west walls with the bell tower at the near corner|
|The chapter house is the only building which has a roof|
|View from the warming house|
A woodland walk takes you around the island
|Some of the sweet chestnuts are over 400 years old|
|This box bower is supposed to date back to the time of Mary Queen of Scots' visit in 1547|
|A few remaining flowers add a splash of colour|
|Lake of Menteith is well stocked with brown and rainbow trout|