Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf

Europe Scotland
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf, Scotland - United Kingdom
26 August 2022

With stunning views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains, The Isle of Eriska is located at the mouth of Loch Creran in the heart of West Argyll. We are approximately 12 miles north of Oban and 40 miles south of Fort William.

We are best reached by car and train (Connel Ferry train station is 6 miles away) with the closest airports being Glasgow International (90 miles) and Edinburgh International (110 miles).

From the surge of Norse invasions, notably under Erik the Red, which swept the west coast of Scotland in the 10th century, the name of the island is derived.

This probable recognition of Eriska as a sanctuary continues in the earliest written title deeds as it was held in the ownership of the Church in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Certainly there are records of 3 small dwellings on the island in the 16th and 17th centuries. These were situated on the shelter of the eastern side.

The Stewarts of Appin
The Big House was built in 1884 by a branch of the Stewarts of Appin. The architect Hippolyte Blanc, was highly acclaimed not only for his meticulous attention to detail at the height of the Scottish Baronial Style, but also for a very degree of specification in materials which was a mark of his work.

Amongst the major buildings in Scotland for which he was responsible are included St Cuthbert’s Church and the Argyll Tower at the Castle, both in Edinburgh.

But the main family to occupy Eriska were the Blairs and Clark Hutchisons who still play a leading role in national life. They also built the bridge at the turn of the century, for access before that was only by ford at low tide.

But by the end of the 19th century there was only one farm left, the foundations of which can be seen 100 metres to the west of Arnott’s House, which itself dates from the 19th century and is now named after the Clark Hutchison’s redoubtable butler!

When Clark Hutchinson’s left in 1930 little or nothing was done by way of maintenance and upkeep by the various owners of Eriska until the Island was purchased by the Buchanan-Smiths in 1973.

The Buchanan-Smith Family
In 1973 the property was bought by the Buchanan-Smith Family who embarked on a continuous programme of refurbishment and enhancement. Eriska and the island itself has benefited so much from the advice and concern of those who have become subject to its magnetism over the years.

Peace, tranquillity and comfort have remained pre-eminent aims, and are indeed the very attributes which draw people back to the island again and again. For over 4 decades the hotel grew, changed and evolved to one of the most foremost privately owned country hotels in Scotland in 2016.

In 2016 the hotel was purchased by GEM
In 2017 GEM brought in the award winning ICMI (Inverlochy Castle Limited International) to take over the management and running of the hotel and add Eriska to their outstanding luxury collection.

Rooms & Suites
The 34 bedrooms offer a variety of accommodation with 16 bedrooms in the main house, and a variety of self contained accommodation including 5 Spa Suites located in the gardens with private hot tub, 2 Garden Cottages with 2 bedrooms each which are ideal for families and 6 Hilltop Reserves located on the hilltop overlooking Loch Linnhe again with private hot tub and balconies.

Finally we also have Arnott’s House our self-catering option with 3 bedrooms situated a short drive from the hotel. As with any country house the bedrooms all vary in shapes and sizes but all have the same facilities, amenities and luxury you would expect from a 5 star hotel.

In the main house there are 16 bedrooms split into two main categories of bedrooms, deluxe- slightly larger and tending towards the front of the house and standard which are a little smaller than the deluxe rooms and located towards the east of the hotel.

Beyond the main house in the surrounding gardens lies our self contained accommodation. These offer more privacy and seclusion but not at the expense of service or style. The rooms outside the main house also have a greater degree of space set in private gardens with their own hot tubs.

Carefully blending the old with the new, our designer rooms & luxury suites offer the finest bed linen, rich fabrics, and warm, contemporary décor. We’ll anticipate your every need with a wide range of in-room facilities and guest services.

Hilltop Reserves
Eriska’s Hilltop Reserves are situated just a short walk up the hill from the main Hotel, overlooking incredible views out over Loch Creran and onto the beautiful island of Lismore and beyond.

Each Hilltop Reserve is individually designed and have ample space for 2 persons to relax in seclusion on our private island. They are fully equipped, luxury properties which can be booked on a self-catering or bed and breakfast basis with breakfast enjoyed at the hotel.

Please note due to the location room service is not available within the reserves. The Hilltop Reserve are perfect for a break from the city, or a peaceful time away throughout the year.

Guests staying at Eriska Hilltop Reserves are also welcome to use the Isle of Eriska Hotel, Golf Course, Driving Range, Swimming Pool and Leisure facilities, and explore the private island of Eriska.

Arnott’s House
Eriska also offers bed and breakfast in our 3-bedroom house Arnott’s House, named after the redoubtable butler who worked for the Clark-Hutchisons during the first few decades at the start of the last century. Arnott’s House is located on the east side of the island, 50 metres above Loch Creran, and enjoys magnificent views towards Ben Cruachan.

The property, spread over 2 floors, can cater for up to 6 guests in total, with each bedroom having its own en-suite facilities, and can be configured as either double or twin beds. Additionally, all bathrooms have a separate bath and shower, whilst the house is equipped with double glazing and central heating throughout. The modern kitchen downstairs is fully equipped to the standard expected from a 5 star facility and in the utility room a washing machine and tumble dryer are available for use. Elsewhere, the sitting/dining area benefits from dual aspect views and a conservatory which catches the light from the east and offers a wonderful bright and airy space overlooking the garden. Complimentary WIFI is available throughout the house.

Arnotts House
Outside of the house, there is a covered boot room and drying area, whilst adjacent to the conservatory lies an outdoor hot tub – perfect for relaxing with a glass of champagne as you soak up the magnificent views overlooking the surrounding mountains and islands.

During your stay you are more than welcome to have full use of the hotel’s facilities. The island also offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities which Arnott’s House guests are most welcome to experience.

Our Stables Spa is open to Arnott’s House residents from 10am – 5pm each day. Facilities include 17m heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym.

Activities available throughout the day include our 6 hole golf course, driving range, clay pigeon shooting facilities, croquet lawn, and putting green. More activities can be organised through our reception and some do require pre arrangement.

Spa Suites & Garden Suites
Nestled in the historic stables, our recently refurbished Spa Suites are light and spacious. Your own piece of tranquillity on the Isle of Eriska.

A two minute walk from the main hotel building, and providing the luxury and comfort of a five star hotel, whilst retaining the privacy for you to relax and unwind. Spa Suites have their own private hot tub.

Garden Cottages
Our Garden Cottages are a calm retreat to rest and restore energy. Surrounded by immaculate country gardens, the cottages are a perfect oasis for families and friends to escape the busy world and reflect on what’s important.

There are multiple dining options with us at the Isle of Eriska that are sure to surprise and delight. Served in the historic Main House, our Fine Dining Restaurant offers an impressively diverse selection of fresh and seasonal produce, showcasing the West of Scotland’s finest ingredients as a Tasting Menu experience.

Restaurant reservations are recommended in order to avoid disappointment as we cannot guarantee availability on the day. If you have any adverse allergens or any dietary requirements, please make us aware prior to arrival and we’ll create you a menu that’s treated with the same respect.

We would be happy to cater for your dietary needs, however, we cannot guarantee absolute separation of allergens and cannot take responsibility for any adverse reaction which may occur. We do request at least 24 hours’ notice for all allergies and dietaries.

Dinner is also seasonally served in our bistro, ‘The Deck’, from 6pm and offers a range of dishes in wonderful surroundings. With views over our golf course and Loch Linnhe, it is one of the most picturesque restaurants in the area.

The Deck will open until 9pm which makes it ideal as another dining option if you wish for a more casual evening with friends and family. Restaurant reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment as we cannot guarantee availability on the day. Please advise of any allergy or dietary requirements.

Should you prefer something lighter, we serve a lounge menu in our public rooms on casual seating and lower tables from 12.30pm with last orders being 5pm.

The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island provides the perfect venue for your wedding day. Just imagine, your very own highland home on your very own Scottish island at any time throughout the year.

Whether it is a small intimate occasion or something slightly larger enjoying a unique location on its own 300 acres private island where your Wedding Day will be tailored to your needs.

The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 120 guests or as few as 30, in the main house and outside in the garden. For a large wedding, a luxurious marquee can be placed on the front lawn, just outside the hotel.

Business Meetings & Corporate Entertaining
The spectacular location and refined elegance of The Isle of Eriska Hotel makes it a perfect getaway for boardroom meetings, decision making and corporate entertainment.

The Isle of Eriska lies on its very own private Island away from the public eye. With a range of elegant spaces, we are able to provide meeting spaces to serve even the most discerning of parties.

A range of outdoor activities are also available on the Island to allow for team building and fun activities and can be tailored to individual parties’ requirements.

Only two hours’ drive from Glasgow Airport and two and a half from Edinburgh Airport, The Isle of Eriska extends a warm welcome in a stunning rural but accessible setting to all businesses.

Christmas at Isle of Eriska
The Isle of Eriska is a haven of peace and tranquillity situated at the mouth of Loch Creran and on the eastern side of Loch Linnhe. It is a perfect place to spend Christmas, have all the stress taken away and have everything taken care of for you.

Check in on the 24th December and once you are settled into your room a cream tea will be waiting for you in the Lounge. Then you have the chance to explore our extensive island and review what outdoor activities we have on offer that might tempt you over the next three days.

Or if you enjoy being indoors why not curl up by one of our three roaring fires with a good book. In the evening an official welcoming drinks reception will be followed by mouth-watering dinner followed by a festive movie night.

After a good night’s sleep and a visit from Santa you will feast on a traditional Scottish breakfast and Champagne.

While we invite you to relax and enjoy the remainder of your morning, perhaps a stroll around the island or phone calls to friends and family, we will be busy preparing a hearty Christmas Lunch to be served throughout the afternoon at your chosen booked time.

In the evening, a wonderful Christmas night buffet will be served, just in case you need a little something to see you through the wee small hours. Boxing day has a relaxing start to the day with brunch being served, however activities will soon commence.

A treasure hunt has been designed for the afternoon. Afternoon tea, mulled wine and mince pies will keep you going until it’s time for the evening Champagne Reception, followed by a Formal Dinner and dance so get your dancing shoes on!

On the morning of the 27th breakfast will be served, and it will be time to say fond goodbyes until your next visit.

The Isle of Eriska is a haven of peace and tranquillity situated at the mouth of Loch Creran and on the eastern side of Loch Linnhe. It is a perfect place to spend Hogmanay, all the stress taken away and have everything taken care of for you.

Check in on the 30th December and once you are settled into your room a cream tea and mulled wine will be waiting for you. Then you have the chance to explore our extensive island and review what outdoor activities we have on offer that might tempt you over the next three days.

Or if you enjoy being indoors our indoor heated swimming pool is a wonderful place to while away an hour or two, or why not curl up by one of our three roaring fires with a good book. A Champagne Reception in the evening to welcome you all followed by dinner.

Wake up on Hogmanay and enjoy your last breakfast of the year, perhaps a stroll around the island, a game of croquet, or a visit to the Spa with a light lunch in between to while away the afternoon until it’s time to get ready for the formal champagne reception and gala dinner. At Midnight fireworks will signal in the arrival of a New Year!

New Year’s Day has a relaxing start to the day with a buck’s fizz brunch, however activities will soon commence. A treasure hunt has been designed for the afternoon and a cream tea will keep you going until it’s time for evening dinner.

In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner, before breakfast the following morning when we say our fond goodbyes until your next visit.

Stables Spa
We harvest ingredients from the flourishing island and capture the nutrients of the sea to nourish your body, mind and soul. Delivering unique Scottish experiences, Stables Spa provides you with a setting to refresh, regenerate and release your inner wellbeing.

Set in the former stables building and accessed by a path through the Spa Garden, offers five treatment Rooms, three to connect you to the natural land, plants and wood, and two connecting you to the cleansing sea and tranquil shores that surrounds you.

Our natural products ishga and ESPA have been chosen to create refreshing treatments, to infuse the mind, allowing your body to be cleansed with every breath harmonising you with the island.

Choose from a range of facial treatments using ishga and ESPA products, including customised, advanced and anti-ageing; if you’re not sure which is for you, just ask for a recommendation.

Our body range encompasses exfoliating, detoxifying and therapeutic treatments that will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated and your body completely relaxed.

Choose from an extensive range of treatments that are relaxing and calming to relieve stress, stimulating to ease tired limbs and therapeutic to release muscular tension and fatigue.

Finishing Touches
Our finishing touches include waxing and tinting treatments that are exactly that, the finishing touches that will leave you feeling confident.

Targeted and effective massage treatments for men to relieve stress, tension and muscle aches. Our deeply relaxing massages relieve stress related to business pressure, travel or intense exercise regimens.

Hands & Feet
Maintain healthy looking hands and feet with indulgent manicures and pedicures. Nourishing products repair and condition nails and soften skin to maintain the appearance of your hands and feet.

Treatment Programmes
Our Treatment Programmes range from 130 minutes to 200 minutes and includes a focus on total relaxation of the body and therapeutic detoxification. Arrive earlier to take advantage of our ozone indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room to relax your muscles before your treatments.

Specialised Therapies
Our Specialised Therapies provide a sense of harmony and peace of mind through several all embracing treatments influencing vital energy points on your body. The blend of oils can be chosen to individual requirements.

Leisure Facilities
The leisure facilities at Isle of Eriska include a 17m heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped air-conditioned gymnasium.

The Stables Spa Leisure Facilities are available for residents to enjoy from 8.00am to 7.30pm daily in the summer and 9.00am to 6.00pm in the winter. Annual Leisure Club membership is offered. We would be delighted to discuss this further and please do contact us for further information.

For more information, or to book a tour, please contact the hotel ahead of your stay with us. Our tours are very popular and spaces can be limited and so booking well in advance is necessary to avoid any disappointment.

Mull and Iona Tour
From ancient castles and abbeys, to rare wildlife and spectacular scenery, Mull and Iona have something to offer everyone. Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides with its fantastic array of historical sights, wildlife and scenery.

Iona is the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland and burial site of numerous medieval Scottish, Irish and Norse kings. This is where the Book of Kells was completed around 800 AD, before Viking raids shattered its sanctuary.

Discover the stories of pilgrims and scholars, raiders and kings at Iona Abbey, and learn about 800 years of history of one of Scotland’s oldest Clans at Duart Castle. Highlights include:

  • Scenic Ferry to Mull and Iona
  • Visit to Iona Abbey
  • Visit to Duart Castle

Glencoe Photography Tour

Among Scotland’s numerous photography hot-spots, Glencoe always stands out as one of the most diverse and dramatic landscapes.

These rugged and remote environments are famous hunting grounds for the aspiring landscape photographer throughout the year, and we have unique locations that are especially worth digging out the wide-angle lens for.

You will spend the day with an experienced photography guide who will take you on a full day’s guided experience of Glencoe. You will work in 7 different locations to get the most out of the area, and private tuition means that your guide can tailor the day to your interests. Highlights include:

  • Full day Photography Tour with experienced guide
  • Panoramic tour of Glencoe

Glencoe and Trossachs Tour
Today is all about the scenery as you traverse dramatic mountain ranges, pass through Scotland’s first National Park, and witness lands that have inspired, artists, poets and song writers for centuries and, more recently, film and series makers.

The Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park covers 720 square miles of lochs, glens, and mountains, boasting unparalleled biodiversity. Rivers are clear, ospreys still soar above ancient deciduous trees, and squirrels are bright flashes of red, not grey.

You’ll have the chance to set sail on Loch Lomond’s shimmering waters, visit the great fortifications of Inveraray Castle, and enjoy a scenic drive up Loch Linnhe. Highlights including:

  • Trossachs National Park
  • Loch Lomond Boat Tour
  • Inveraray Castle

Activities at Isle of Eriska Hotel
Being based on an island is a great start; being surrounded by sea creates not only a boundary but also enables us to offer a wealth of activities.

At Eriska there is a wide range of activities for all levels. Activities can be scheduled on the island or arrangements can be made with local providers. Let us know if you would like us to prebook activities or make enquires to local suppliers on your behalf.

Squash CourtSports Facilities
On the Island why not enjoy one of our many indoor sports facilities? From Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Badminton, Bowling and Football, there is something for all sport enthusiasts. Our Island Sports Manager is always on hand to give a challenging game if you are in need of an opponent or challenge.

Golf Course
The golf facility at Eriska is ever-evolving. When we began back in 1994 we began with a simple 3-hole pitch-and-putt triangle. This has evolved to a six-hole par 22 course.

Aside from the fun course itself, Eriska has some fine Practice facilities. An excellent putting green, a short-game area for chipping and bunkering lie close to the hotel with a 300-yard driving range alongside.

Local clubs include the lovely Taynuilt Golf Club at the foot of Ben Cruachan and the tranquil Dalmally Golf Club with stirring mountain scenery all around. The Dragons Tooth Golf Course at Ballachulish is also highly recommended for its scenery and course.

Golf Clubs can be rented from the estate for £5 per set. Non-Residents are more than welcome to play the course, The green fee of £5 can be settled at the Spa Reception.

Island Nature Walks
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Isle of Eriska by foot. Led by one of our guides, venture through the flora and fauna of our natural unspoilt landscape.

Enjoy learning about all the different species of wildlife that thrive on our Island from the otters playing by the sea to the Golden Eagles in the sky. Walks can be tailored to suit individual requirements.

What is a country house hotel without its own croquet lawn? The casual and social game of croquet can be enjoyed by people of all ages and can be played in many different ways. Equipment and rules can be found in the reception area.

The Falconry experience will introduce you to the Falconry team. Learn how to handle the birds and then take them straight out flying.

Whilst out for a stroll through the hotel grounds you will discover the art and history of Falconry, as your hawk follows along demonstrating their aerobatic skill. He won’t let you get lost, as they will be checking in frequently by landing on your gloved hand.

Interactive Display of Birds of Prey
This comprehensive display showcases the the abilities of all the birds. The falconry team have been hand-reared and are experienced display birds. A great activity for small or large groups alike.

Paddle to idyllic sheltered shores or tackle wild tidal races. See wildlife ranging from otters to whales, sea eagles to basking sharks.

This activity is suitable for all abilities with expeditions designed for complete beginners through to seasoned seakayakers. You will be joined by engaging guides and instructors, each with knowledge of the waters and wildlife.

Boat Trips
There is no better way to explore Scotland’s West Coast than by boat. Departing from the private pier on the island just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Explore bays and islands unreachable by car, seeing the West Coast’s unspoilt beauty.

See a variety of wildlife on the water including golden eagles, seals and even basking sharks. Alternatively you could enjoy a circumnavigation of Mull visiting Fingal’s cave, puffin colonies and enjoying lunch in colourful Tobermory.

Distillery Tours
Oban Distillery offers a range of tours allowing you to explore the whisky making process and to participate in whisky tasting experience.

Archery is the art, sport and skill of using a bow to shoot arrows at a target. Historically used for hunting and combat, at Eriska you can try your hand at hitting a bullseye on the circular targets positioned on the hotel lawn.

We use sophisticated equipment and quality recurve bows. Learn from our highly skilled Archer who will show you the skills and tactics of an expert.

Clay Pigeon Shooting
There is nothing quite like the thrill of downing a clay pigeon as it soars across the sky. Your instructor is highly qualified and ensures safety standards are exceeded.

We only use new 12 or 20 gauge Beretta over-and-under shotguns and Promatic traps. He will be with you throughout, providing coaching in both technique and safe gun handling to ensure you hit as many clays as possible.

Axe Throwing
In the spirit of Braveheart, learn a new skill of precision and accuracy; Scottish Highland traditional Axe throwing. The Axe is light enough to be thrown with one hand towards a wooden bullseye!

Head out on the water with our fishing guides for some multi-species fishing in the nearby Forth of Lorne and Loch Etive. There are many species to catch including cod, pollack, whiting, spurdog, thornback ray, conger eel, dogfish, skate and mackerel. This activity is available year-round.

Sea fishing on the west coast has had some very successful seasons and trips in local boats can be arranged to track down that deep sea fish. Inverawe Fisheries is only a 30 minute drive away from the hotel.

Fly Fishing Lessons
Learn the basics of fly-fishing. Find out about the different rods, reels, tackle and types of flies. Learn the art of how to cast, play and land a fish. All lessons are inclusive of rod and net hire.

Salmon Fishing
Scotland is the home of Atlantic Salmon fishing. Catch the most iconic fish that swim our rivers. Your guide will ensure a successful catch, along with all the required equipment, permits and transport. Make a day of it and include a locally sourced picnic lunch.

Trout Fishing
The Scottish brown trout has been in our rivers and lochs since the Ice Age. Learn the technique and take advantage of our guide’s knowledge of where, how and when to catch these fish. Hand the fish to our Executive Chef on your return and he will prepare it with your dinner that evening.

Mountain Biking
Should you bring your own bike or wish to use one of ours, let us guide you round the trails. Whether you are new to mountain biking or ride regularly we have trails to suit all abilities. Explore our adventurous countryside with an experienced guide.

Scenic Flight Tours
The Isle of Eriska is perfectly located off Scotland’s most stunning coastline boasting varied picturesque scenery. It may be beautiful from the ground, but a bird’s eye view from our scenic flight from Oban Airport is likely to be an experience you will not forget.

Wildlife Photography
Photography day trips targeting some of Scotland’s finest wildlife. Evade detection whilst learning great wildlife photography techniques from one of the region’s top photographers.

Bee Keeping
Did you know that Isle of Eriska has its very own apiary? Managed by local Master Bee Farmer, Steve, who offers tours. He will explain the general considerations of how the colony operates and the hive will be carefully opened to show the bee family at work.

Male and female bees will be pointed out and hopefully the queen will be seen. Fresh honey straight from the hive is a special sweet treat and there will be plenty of opportunities for questions.

Beesuits and gloves will be provided but you will need your own footwear – wellingtons are preferable but stout boots may be acceptable.

Eriska Walks
Mainly flat, and will not require much preparation. You can walk down to the pier, across the golf course, or past the driving range, walking towards the west side of the island. Terrain is mainly flat with accessible paths.

The moderate option would take you down to the heronry, back up to the cairn and down the path above the hotel. Takes you along the shoreline on the west side of the island and down towards Mrs B’s house. For this walk, keep an eye on the tides!

Eriska is surrounded with magnificent mountains with several Munros within sight of the front door giving a sense of peace and quiet when strolling around the island.

Alternatively if you are looking for leisurely strolls there are plentiful walks within a short distance of Eriska whether it be the circular walk round the Island of Kerrera or the energetic climb up Ben Cruachan, the office at the hotel can offer guidance.

Eriska Wildlife
As far as wildlife is concerned there is no limit to the species you may observe in their natural habitats. Seals can be seen anywhere round the island, so can Roe Deer, and even on occasion Red Deer. Otters particularly can be seen from Rowan Tree Point and to the West.

If you’re fortunate you may see a Golden eagle soaring over Morvern to the west. The heronry is located in the tall trees to the north at Rowan Tree Point but expect to see herons everywhere. Sea birds proliferate particularly towards the southern tip of the island at Shell Point.

Badger sets are numerous and we have marked one on the eastern slopes. Badgers live in groups of up to 14 adults. They dig out and live in a maze of underground tunnels and chambers called a ‘sett’.

The main sett is occupied all year round and is a permanent home. These homes are sometimes as old as 100 years, and have several extensions used especially between January and March when the cubs are born.

The Protection of Badgers Act (1992) says it is an offence to kill, injure or take a badger, or to damage of interfere with a ‘sett’ unless a licence is obtained from a statutory authority.

Ness & Moray Yacht Charters
Four large Lochs thread the majestic 60-mile Great Glen with 22 miles of man-made, wide canal to form a superb inland sailing experience crossing the whole of Scotland.

The Caledonian Canal is approximately 97 km in length (60 miles) of which 35 km (22 miles) is wide canal, the remainder being formed by natural fresh water lochs. There are 29 locks and 10 swing bridges along the waterway, all of which are operated for you by local Scottish Canals staff.

The canal is popular with sailors who want to avoid the lengthy passage around Cape Wrath as well as charterers and holidaymakers. It is ideal for yachts and cruisers; in fact, sailing across Loch Ness is more like a short sea crossing than any other canal journey!

If you choose to head east out to the Moray Firth coast you can cruise in the company of the delightful resident dolphins. The east coast of Scotland gets far less rain and better weather than the west (with almost no “midges”, so your evenings, berthed or at anchor, are unspoiled!) and is well-known for its benign, sunny micro-climate.

Our yachts, in experienced hands, are regular visitors to the Orkney Isles, Fair Isle and Shetland – with “day passages” between ports and excellent marinas and harbours overnight.

Rooms: 34
Price: from 368 EUR per night


Subscribe to Hotel Boutique
Get updates on the latest hotels and offers added from us to your inbox
Recent Comments