Sunday, 7 October 2012

Inchmahome Priory

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

Fallen tree

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

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