A small low-lying drying island at the mouth of Loch Creran, Eriska faces the much larger Lismore across the Lynn of Lorn. It is lies 3 miles (5 km) north of Benderloch, is accessible by road and includes an exclusive hotel in a fine parkland setting.

The island was bought by Robin and Sheena Buchanan-Smith in 1973 and the baronial mansion at its centre was opened initially as a religious retreat before being developed as the Isle of Eriska Hotel. This 25-bedroom five-star hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant, golf course, and its own nature reserve. The island and hotel were sold to a Shanghai-based businessman for £2.2 million in 2016.

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