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Inchmahome Priory


(Inchmaholme Priory)

Located on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Stirling, the Inchmahome Priory (occasionally Inchmaholme Priory) was an Augustinian priory which was founded in 1238 by Walter Comyn, Earl of Menteith, for the Augustinian Order. The Priory Church built shortly afterwards is dedicated to St Colmoc. In the choir can be found the 13th-century effigies of Sir Walter Stewart, Earl of Menteith, and his wife Mary, and the grave-slab of Sir John Drummond (d.1300). Although abandoned, many of its buildings still stand. It is believed that Mary, Queen of Scots was hidden here as a child in 1547. The priory is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.


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