Out & About

At Loch Erisort House we will make sure that you have a chance to rest and relax whilst enjoying and discovering the peace and tranquilly of the Outer Hebrides. You’ll probably need to stay with us for one or two nights if you’re travelling the Hebridean Way.

If you have time to stay a little longer, we will do our best to help you to have a wonderful experience while you explore these islands in a bit more depth.

Explore Loch Erisort & South Lochs

Our local well-stocked shop, community cafe and fascinating Pairc Historical Society museum is at the Ravenspoint Centre in Kershader. The museum has a range of exhibits of local interest and hosts temporary presentations such as the recent ‘Women of Pairc’ exhibition. Sit in the cafe and enjoy the view over Loch Erisort.

The Ravenspoint Centre also provides 24hr fuel and a post office. Check the link above for their opening times.

Rob Howard is the chap to contact for more information about a Wildlife Photography excursion.

Combine a visit to the Kinloch Historical Society Museum in nearby Balallan with a stop at their community cafe, charity shop and The Islands Book Trust who publish a wide range of reference booklets, talks and walks.


Stay with us when you come to the island for the HebCelt festival in July.

It is the multi-award winning Hebridean Celtic Festival and has been a key feature in the culture of the Outer Hebrides since 1996.

Day Trips

Loch Erisort House is perfectly located in the heart of the islands of Lewis and Harris. It’s easy to make day trips to the world-famous Luskentyre Beach on the west side of Harris, along with the Isle of Harris Distillery and Harris Tweed Shop, both in Tarbert.

On the way to Harris visiting the Seaforth Harris Tweed Weaver is a fascinating experience as is the Gearrannan Black House Village, Whalebone Arch and Uig Sands where the ancient Lewis Chessmen where found on the west coast of Lewis.

Further north, you’ll find our lively and vibrant capital, Stornoway with its shops, site of the Iolaire martime disaster and Lewes Castle with its woodlands and Museum.

At the far north of Lewis a day trip to the Ness Museum with its excellent cafe and gift shop can be combined with a visit to the windiest place in the UK, the Butt of Lewis lighthouse.

Boat Trips

We can also recommend from personal experience, Sea Trek and other wee boat trips around the smaller islands.

For a more immersive experience book in advance for trips to the Shiant Islands in the Minch or World Heritage site, St Kilda 50 miles off the west coast, both seeped in the extraordinary culture and history of these islands.