Jura
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Isle of Jura

The gorgeously untamed island of Jura is one of the wildest places in Scotland. Located off the mainland's west coast, the long and narrow island is known for its soaring mountains, delectable whisky, swirling whirlpool and local population of just 200 people (who are outnumbered hugely by over 5,000 wild deer).

One of the most famous writers of the 20th century once called Jura home. Orwell travelled here to find the peace and quiet he needed to complete his most famous work, 1984. See what Jura inspires in you on a break there now.

Travel information for Jura

Getting here

Regular ferry crossings run throughout the day from Port Askaig on Islay to Port Feolin on Jura (the crossing takes only 5 minutes and the ferry operates all year). From early April till late September you can also board the Jura passenger ferry at Tayvallich on the mainland and arrive at Port Craighouse in less than an hour.

Get to Jura by ferry from Islay.

Getting around

Garelochhead Coaches operates a bus service around Jura's main towns from Monday to Saturday. The 456 bus travels between Port Feolin and Inverlussa (via Craighouse).

Jura Island Tours run regular bus tours of the island (they can also be booked for private hires) or you can explore Jura by foot or bike. Either bring your bike across via the ferry from Islay or hire one from Jura Bike Hire at Craighouse.

Plan a bus journey (456) on Jura.

Travel information for Jura

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