Inchmahome is a medieval monastery built upon an island in Lake Menteith. In 1238 Walter Comyn, the Earl of Menteith, granted the island site to Augustine friars. The isolated site kept Inchmahome from ever becoming an important monastic site, but it does have one important claim to fame in Scottish history. It was to Inchmahome that Mary of Guise brought 4-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots for safety after the Battle of Pinkie in 1547. But even that was not the first royal visit, for Robert the Bruce is known to have visited Inchmahome on three occasions.
Lake of Menteith, Stirling, Aberfoyle,
Scotland, FK8 3RA
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