1 Inchmahome Priory
Set sail for this wooden island sanctuary with the medieval priory at its heart. Founded around 1328, it was home to Augustinian canons for more than 300 years. The island is a haven for wildlife, and is the perfect location for a short walk or waterside picnic. The island is set in the middle of the Lake of Menteith and can be reached by boat at Port of Menteith.
Find out more and plan your visit to Inchmahome Priory.
2 Iona Abbey
Located by the sea on the island of Iona, this ancient holy place remains a vibrant centre of Christianity. The early monastery was a powerhouse of Christian learning and was founded by St. Columba. The building was thriving despite Viking raids and transformed into a Benedictine abbey around the 1200s. Highlights of the coastal abbey include the abbey church, high crosses and Columba’s shrine.
Find out more and plan your visit to Iona Abbey and Nunnery.
3 Dunstaffnage Castle
Walk around the rugged battlements of this strategically sited castle, which once dominated Loch Etive. A ruined chapel, well-kept ground and pebbly beaches with views of Mull, Lismore and Morvern lie outside the ramparts. Flora MacDonald was kept here after helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape Scotland.
Find out more and plan your visit to Dunstaffnage Castle.