Inchmahome Priory is situated 7 miles
south of Callander, 5 miles east of
Other top attractions close by are
The Lodge in the mountains with
a Go Ape, and Loch Katrine for boat
The Priory can be visited 1st Apr to
31st Oct. There is an entrance fee.
Postcode: FK8 3RA
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Inchmahome Priory is situated on Inchmahome
Island in the Lake of Menteith. The Lake is at
the very small village of Port of Menteith. The
village has the Lake of Menteith Hotel with a
popular Resataurant, and Lake of Menteith
Fisheries popular for boat fishing for
The boat trips out to the Island only take
about 5 milutes. The Island is a peacful place
to spend some time with large trees, a few
Giant Redwoods, woodland walk, and seating
The best preserved part of the Priory is the
Chapter House. This was converted to a
Mausoleum for William Graham, Earl of Menteith
In the Chapter House are a number of Grave
Slabs. One of a 1300s Knight with Stewart Arms
on his Sheild, and another of Walter Stewart
who died in 1295. The Walter Stewart slab shows
him embracing his wife Mary. Large
Inchmahome Priory History
1100s - there may have been a small Church
on Inchmahome Island.
1238 - the Priory was founded by the Earl of
Menteith, Walter Comyn, with Black Cannons of
the Augustinian order running the Priory.
The Comyn's were
one of the most powerful families in Scotland
at the time with a Mansion on Inch Talla, a
smaller island on the Lake of Menteith. Little
remains of that Mansion. The Comyn's were
rivals of Robert the Bruce for the Scottish
Crown in the early 1300s.
1306, 1308 and 1310 - King Robert the Bruce
visited the Priory.
1358 - grandson of Robert the Bruce, Robert
Stewart stayed at the priory. Robert Stuart
beacame the first Stewart King in 1371.
1500s early - Commendators began to help run
many Abbeys and Priories.
1547 - John Erskine, Lord Erskine became the
Commendator of Inchmahome Priory.
1547 - the 4 year old Queen Mary was hidden
at Inchmahome Priory after the defeat of the
Scots Army at the Battle of Pinkie
Cleugh. This battle took place as Henry
VIII was trying to force the Scots to have
Queen Mary mary his son Edward.
1548 - Queen Mary was taken to France for
safety, she returned from France in 1561.
1560 - the Reformation in Scotland prevented
Catholic worship, leading to the Priory falling
into ruin. Many Commendator's at that time were
accused of taking the Abbey of Priory land and
1644 - the Chapter House was converted to a
Mausoleum for William Graham,
Earl of Menteith.
1926 - James Graham, 6th Duke of Montrose,
handed Inchmahome Priory over to the State.
Today - Historic Scotland maintain the
Priory so it can be used as a tourist