Part of the Outer Hebrides, Eriskay combines rugged beauty with a sense of belonging, making it popular with tourists.
One of the main draws for wildlife lovers are the famous Eriskay ponies. There are only 400 left in total, and they can be seen here.
History also tells us that this is where Bonnie Prince Charlie first landed in Scotland before heading to the mainland and the battles of the Jacobite Rebellion. Legend has it that the pink flowers that grow in the machair grasses originate from seeds that the prince himself dropped when he disembarked at Eriskay.
Eriskay really is small (around 2.5 miles by 1.5 miles), with just one road, but there is a ferry port too, so travelling to and from the island is no hardship.
There is one pub on the island (the Am Politician) and one church (St Michaels) and the rest is open air and stretches of grassland and golden beaches. The skies here feel big, the land feels vast, and the beaches are beautiful – it really is the jewel in the crown of the Hebrides.
Ferries to Eriskay, Scotland
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This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
Taster Cruise Ship Itineraries
Sorry, no mini cruise routes can be found departing from Eriskay sailing on a cruise ship.
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- Irish Ferries Ireland mini cruise from £38pp
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Ferry Terminal, Eriskay, HS8 5JN, United Kingdom