Inchmahome Priory
Aberfoyle, Stirling OS Map
Priory Canmore
Also known as Lake of Menteith

On the largest of the islands in the Lake of Menteith (this is Scotland's only 'lake' as opposed to 'loch'!) stand the ruins of the priory of Inchmahome.

Mary, Queen of Scots, stayed here in 1547. Not that that is especially notable...where didn't she stay?

The priory was founded in the early 13th Century for a small community of the Augustinian order (the Black Canons) by the earl of Menteith, Walter Comyn. It would seem that his reason for founding the priory was so that the prayers of the canons would ensure the salvation of his soul.

The Chapter House (recently re-roofed) contains several effigies and gravestones, including a rather splendid effigy of Walter Stewart who died in 1295.

Images ©1997,2001,2005 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

1km Menteith 16 Cup and Ring Marks
1km Menteith 20 Cup Marks
1km Nether Glenny Cairns Cairn
13km Fintry Standing Stone
14km Garadh Ban Wood Chambered Cairn
14km St. Maha's Well Standing Stone; Well
15km Doune Castle Castle
18km Doune Standing Stones
18km Waterhead Standing Stones
20km Blanefield Standing Stones; Cairn
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)