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Lake of Menteith at dawn

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Lake of Menteith at dawn
Trossachs - Port of Menteith, Central Scotland, Scotland
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About the photo:

Lake of Menteith is the only lake in Scotland (all the rest are lochs). This lovely, er, lake, stands at the southern fringe of the Trossachs, in an area of marvelous scenic beauty. On an island in the lake is the ruined medieval priory of Inchmahome, accessible only by ferry from Port of Menteith.

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