An island which is home to approximately 6,000 deer, 200 people and one whisky distillery, a trip to the wild Isle of Jura is an outdoor paradise like no other.
Most of Jura can only be explored on foot and the three peaks of the Paps of Jura in the south of the island offer seriously rewarding hikes. On a clear dry day, a climb to the top of one of these peaks will delight with breathtaking views in every direction. See if you can spot other islands, such as Colonsay to the west, and the Kintyre peninsula and Arran to the east.
The Jura Distillery produces some of the most-loved single malts in the world. Learn about the unique flavours on daily distillery tours which explore the whisky-making process and how the island’s natural elements influence the production of the whisky.
The ferry from Islay runs from Port Askaig to Port Feolin on Jura all year round, and there is a ferry route from the mainland (Tayvallich to Craighouse) in the summer months, which takes about an hour.