Port of Menteith is a small village at the Eastern edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park. The village itself sits on the shores of the Lake of Menteith an important fly fishing venue in central Scotland.
The Inchmahome priory lies on Inchmahome island, one of three islands which lie in the middle of Lake of Menteith and was founded in 1238. The priory is served by a ferry which runs regularly from April to September. The ferry is based just at the edge of Port of Menteith village.
Inchmahome is reputed to be one of the favorite childhood haunts of Mary Queen of Scots, and has inspired writers and poets alike over the ages. Although the Priory is a ruin there is still enough of it left standing to provide great interest to those who walk around, whether they are interested in old graves, ancient architecture or history. Mary Queen of Scots also used the priory during her short reign, particularly in 1547, where she felt safe from the English Army
As this is a wonderful setting for a picnic, why not take a packed lunch or snack so that you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings at your leisure.
Inchmahome Priory lies on Inchmahome island, one of three islands which lie in the middle of Lake of Menteith and was founded in 1238. The priory is served by a ferry which runs regularly from April to September. The ferry is based near Port of Menteith which is about five minutes from Aberfoyle by car
The lake of Menteith is an important trout fishing piece of water. The fine 700-acre Lake of Menteith is arguably the finest rainbow trout water in Scotland. It is stocked with a thousand fish each week. The lake has excellent facilities at the Fishery Lodge which includes toilet facilities. There is also a generous sized area with a wood burning stove where anglers can have their snacks or lunch during inclement weather. There is also facilities for making tea or coffee which is free of charge. Disabled anglers are very welcome and the there is a disabled toilet facility.
Menteith in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland