Port of Menteith is a tranquil village in the heart of the Trossachs near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, Scotland. The villge is situated around the Lake of Menteith (the only 'lake', as apposed to 'loch', in Scotland), 5 miles south west of Callander. Surrounded by fertile farming land, this picturesque village is overlooked by the Menteith Hills. One hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, Port of Menteith’s rural location overlooks the beautiful Lake of Menteith with panoramic views of the surrounding hills, including Ben Lomond. The Port is situated around the Lake, part of The Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The lake contains small islands including Inchtalla with ruined castle once the home of the Earls of Menteith, and Inchmahome site of the substantial ruins of the Augustinian priory that served as refuge to Mary Queen of Scott’s in 1547, the island is heavily wooded with some rare species of trees. Historic Scotland operates seasonal ferry-trips to the island of Inchmahome. The Lake is well-stocked with trout and used for fishing competitions. You drive through some remarkable Scottish scenery and upon reaching this village, the Lake unfolds before you.
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Where to stay - find a place locally, whether your accommodation preference is bed and breakfast, B and B, B & B, guest house, self catering, holiday cottages, bunkhouse, holiday caravans and more.
Where to eat - places to choose from a variety of cuisines; Indian, Chinese, traditional Scottish, bistro, coffee house, or the traditional fish and chips.
What to see and do - there are many visitors activities and places to visit; distilleries, fishing, gardens, gallery, golf, river, walks, watermill, waterfalls, woods, old churches and monuments, and more.