A Guide to the Isles - Jura

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A Guide to the Isles - Jura

A Guide to the Isle – Jura

Jura belongs to the Inner Hebrides, and sits off the west coast at Scotland; between the mainland of Argyll and Islay, with Colonsay even further west. The stunning untamed island is one of the wildest places in Scotland. The long and narrow island is known for its soaring mountains, whisky, corryvreckan whirlpool and local population of just 200 people. The island can be reached in just 10 minutes, on the ferry crossing over the Sound of Islay from Port Askaig to Feolin. Why not explore this stunning isle on your next Argyll staycation?

With so much to offer here is our guide to the Isle of Jura;

Things to do

Visit their small distillery

Isle of Jura Distillery

It’s said that Jura Whisky is more famous than the island itself, and that may very well be the case. Book a tour.

Paps of Jura

Paps of jura

The Paps of Jura are a trio of iconic mountains. None of the mountains are Munros, however the tallest of the three – Beinn an Oir – is a Corbett, sitting at 2576ft; the others are 2477ft and 2407ft. If you’d like to hike the Paps of Jura, and ‘bag’ all three mountains in one day, check out the full details on the Walk Highlands website

Island Tours

Isle of jura tours

Most of the island can only be explored on foot, and there’s a wee bus in operation. If that’s not enough to convince you to ditch your vehicle, there is also a local tour company to take you around the island. Jura Island Tours is run by a lovely chap called Alex, who is originally from Glasgow, but moved to the island over 30 years ago, and is a local in every sense.

Corryvreckan Whirlpool


This is simply one of those unique experiences that you cannot put a value on. Only travel there with an experienced skipper. If you do then you will not be disappointed but if you don’t - beware! visitors will find a number of tour operators in the area offering boat trips to the whirlpool and its surrounding waters, known as the Gulf of Corryvreckan.


Enjoy your visit to Isle of Jura!

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