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“The peace of Inchmahome Priory” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake of Menteith

Lake of Menteith
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Trossachs
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Owner description: Scotland's only lake (the rest are all lochs).
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“The peace of Inchmahome Priory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

By chance arrived at the jetty on Lake of Menteith and decided to take the approaching ferry boat to the island. It was only £5.50 after all which included the ferry across and admission to the priory. We were one of few people there and therefore could really appreciate the peace and tranquility of the island and Inchmahome Priory.

It is a 'substantial' ruin so lots to see and easy to visualise what it must have been like when in use. Truly fascinating. The last embrace of the tombstone figures is incredibly romantic and worth the trip across alone.

A real sun trap on a nice day but expect to get wet if it's not. A gift shop and toilets are the limit of the facilities but great place for a picnic.

The people running the ferry and gift shop on behalf of Historic Scotland were friendly and helpful. Lovely place to go if you've a few hours. Quiz trail for children looked interesting and filled with adventure.

Visited August 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Brilliant brilliant brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Hidden priory ruins on an island in the middle of a tranquil lake. Take the boat from port of menteith - wander the ancient island and feel the peace of the ancient ruins which have excellent visitor/ interpretation boards. Lovely little gift shop, friendly wardens - I could have spent hours here and for only £5.50 it's an absolute bargain.

Visited August 2013
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth a trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

We went on a lovely sunny day. Worth a visit but you couldn't spend a full day there. Staff were friendly.

Visited August 2013
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

This is a must on a sunny day.You get on the boat at port of menteith and sail a short distance to the island.On the island are the ruins of Inchmahome priory and the most wonderful serene atmosphere.We take a picnic bats and balls and a dingy for the children.There are no yobs and it is a most wonderful day out with the children exploring the ruins and playing in the shallow edge of the lake in their (tied up) dingy.After a day here you go home feeling so relaxed and joyful.

Visited July 2013
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Scotland
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23 reviews
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“Kerry Ocean Lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Nestled in Glenbeigh, Killorgin, Co Kerry, Ireland this B&B is superb! Eugine the manager is a brilliant asset. Amazing power showers, great breakfasts and very clean rooms make this place the ultimate place tp stay. Nothing is too much trouble.

Visited June 2013
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