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.

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Map of Jura

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How to travel to and around Jura

Getting to


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. Find the timetable and book tickets online at 

Find out more information on getting to Jura by Ferry.

Bus and coach



Getting around

Bus and coach

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). 




A tip from your local expert

Looking across a peninsula on the Isle of Jura

© VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins

Explore Jura with an exhilarating boat trip around the island. As well as seeing the beautiful coastal scenery of Jura & Islay, look out for the Corryvreckan whirlpool & White Tailed Sea Eagles!


Area Manager, Bowmore

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