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THE ISLE OF JURA

Natural Beauty

 

Jura has some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in the Hebrides. With 115 miles of coastline, the three Paps rising dramatically from the centre of the island, and Corryvreckan, the strongest whirlpool in the world, there is plenty to explore.

 

The island is a haven for wildlife with plenty of opportunity to observe Red deer, wild goats, common and grey seals in their natural habitat. If you're patient you may even encounter and otter or two. Jura is also famous for its bird life, in particular birds of prey. Sea eagle, golden eagle, hen harrier, peregrine falcon and short-eared owl are just a few species present on Jura.

 

And if that isn't enough to keep you entertained, keep an eye on the sea as you travel along the coastal road and you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, porpoises and whales.

 

Jura Spirits

Jura produces one of the finest single malts, and there is no better place to sample it than at the Jura Distillery. Tours and shop available. We are also now home to Lussa Gin, home grown by three talented Jura women! 

Eating Out

Jura's only pub is located just 500m from Gealach Lan and serves lunch and evening meals in the pub and bar lounge. The Antlers Tearoom is just 200m down the hill from Gealach Lan and offers lunches and evening meals throughout the main tourist season. It's well worth a trip to the north end of the island, not just for the spectacular scenery but also to sample home baking at Tea on the Beach.

Island Amenities
 

Craighouse is the principal settlement on the island where you will find the usual amenities including post office, general shore, gift shop, tearoom, petrol pumps, and hotel with bar and restaurant.

More things to do on Jura

  • Climb the Paps

  • Build sand castles on Corran Sands

  • Go fishing on one of the many lochs on Jura

  • Pamper yourself with a massage at the hotel

  • Stroll through Strone Forest

  • Go crabbing off the old pier

  • Hike out to a bothy on the west coast

  • Collect mussels on the rocky coastline

  • Visit the church and a look at the historic photo collection

  • Hire a rowing boat and go mackerel fishing

  • Go on a bus tour up the island

  • Rent a bike and cycle to the crofting communities

  • Hike on Evan’s walk to West Coast

  • Walk the track to the Corryvreckan

  • Dance at a Ceilidh in the village hall 

  • Photograph the amazing wildlife

  • Paint some of the fantastic scenery

  • Take a boat tour round Small Isles Bay

  • Do yoga on the beach

More About Jura ...

Jura Jottings - Jura's monthly community newsletter.

Jura Development Trust - information on the different community projects happening on Jura.

Jura Community  Shop - The only shop on Jura, order your shopping and have it delivered to the house for when you arrive.

Explore Islay & Jura - Information on where to eat, drink and explore.

Jura Fell Race - The official site of the Isle of Jura fell race, held in May each year. 

Jura Music Festival - the official website of the world famous annual Jura music festival, held in September each year. 

Jura info - information on Jura, travel, accommodation and activities.