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
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 calmac.co.uk
Find out more information on getting to Jura by Ferry.
Bus and coach
A daily bus service operates from Glasgow’s Buchanan Street Bus Station which makes the connection with the ferry at Kennacraig. Check the timetable schedules for exact departure times at www.citylink.co.uk. The journey time takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
The closest major city to Jura is Glasgow. From here, follow the the A82 to Loch Lomond and then join the A83 at Tarbet. The road continues all the way to the Port of Kennacraig where you can catch the ferry.
Loganair run a twice daily 45 minute scheduled service, from Glasgow International Airport to Islay Glenegadale. To book online and view timetables visit www.loganair.co.uk
Hebridean Air Services fly to and from the neighbouring island of Islay on Tuesdays and Thursdays. View the timetable and book online at www.hebrideanair.co.uk
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).
Jura Island Tours run regular bus tours of the island. They can also be booked for private hires.
You can also explore Jura by foot, bike or boat. Either bring your bike across via the ferry from Islay or hire one, including electric bikes from Jura Ride. Get out on the water with Jura Boat Tours which offers bespoke RIB tours.
The easiest way to navigate Jura is by car, especially if your visit is short on time and you want to see more remote spots on the island. If you haven't brought your own vehicle on the ferry, it is possible to hire a car on the island.
Contact Islay Car Hire or phone D&N MacKenzie on 01496 302300.
Places to Stay
FInd somewhere to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the islands and its surrounding waters.
Search a wide choice of accommodation options ranging from cosy B&Bs and lodges to traditional farmhouses and even a converted church.
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Things to See & Do
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Isle of Jura Distillery
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