The Paps of Jura

Isle of Jura

Located off the mainland's west coast, the long and narrow Isle of Jura is known for its soaring mountains, whisky, swirling whirlpools and wild roaming deer which far outnumber the island's residents. 

It was also the home of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century - George Orwell. The Animal Farm author came here for peace and quiet and completed his most famous book 1984.

Discover Jura island and find ideas on hotels in Jura, how to get to Jura and ferry information, things to do, and more.

Travel to and around Jura

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