Inchmurrin Island has been owned by the Scott Family for the past 70 years. Prior to this time the Island was owned by Mr Melville of the India Tyre Manufacturers, before this the Duke of Montrose used the Island as a shooting estate.
The Island is steeped in history and is reputed to have been visited by such greats as Saint Mirrren, (whom the island is named after), Robert the Bruce, King James 6th of Scotland and Mary Queen of Scots.
The ruins of a 7th century monastery and the Lennox Castle can still be seen today.
Current residents number 10, one horse, one dog, a herd of beef cattle, a few goats and quite a lot of pheasants.
Inchmurrin is the largest inland island in Britain and the most southerly on Loch Lomond. The Island is 1.5 miles long, 3/4 mile wide and can be fully explored by visitors. The are many lovely walks and safe beaches for swimming !!, (Yes the water does get warm enough).
Inchmurrin boasts the only Hotel located on the Islands of the Loch, the Hotel is open from Easter to October. The Hotel has recently been refurbished and offers a lounge bar, function area, dinning room and self catering flats.
A self catering cottage, sleeping 8 persons is also available.
The Island is accessible by boat and several piers are available for Hotel visitors. The Balmaha Mail boat also makes regular journeys to the island and passage can be obtained for a small fee, delivering visitors with the daily mail !!!. By prior arrangement the Hotel will also arrange to pick visitors up from Midross near Arden.
The Hotel has also become popular for Weddings and we would be delighted in discussing your needs if you and your intended are looking for somewhere with a difference to tie the knot.
The bar is open at weekends from 11am - 11pm, please check for weekday opening. The restaurant is open daily for bar lunches from 12.30 - 2.30pm. In the evening we serve our a la Carte menu from 7pm - 9pm daily except Tuesday, booking is advisable
Inchmurrin Hotel, Loch Lomond, Balmaha, Glasgow, G63 OJY
Telephone: +44(0)1389 850245, Fax: +44(0)1389 850513
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