How do I get to Jura? The main route to Jura is by the Car Ferry at Port Askaig on Islay. This takes you on the short crossing to Feolin on Jura. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Jura? The Jura Bus travels between Feolin Ferry and Craighouse, then north along the eastern side of Jura until reaching Ardlussa and Inverlussa, close to the top of the island. There is only one real road on Jura, known as the 'Long Road', which is single track, so you will need to weigh up whether it's worth bringing a vehicle to Jura.
What's worth visiting on Jura? The Paps of Jura, found in the southern half of the island, dominate for miles around. There are excellent views from the summit of any of the three 'Paps' and on a clear day it is possible to see Northern Ireland. Also worth visiting are the Isle of Jura Distillery and Jura House Garden.
Where can I stay on Jura? The only Hotel on the island is the Jura Hotel. However, it is also possible to stay at Sealladh Na Mara Bed and Breakfast. Self catering accommodation is available at Ceol na Mara, Lutra House, Seaview Cottage and Leargy Cottage in Craighouse. As well as Feolin Farmhouse in Feolin and Dubh Bheinn in Crackaig Bay. The Jura Hotel offers camping on one of their fields, next to the shore. Showers, toilets and laundry facilities are available at the hotel.
Are there any books/DVD's about Jura?
- The Isle of Jura: Images from the past by Gordon Wright,
- Walking on Jura, Islay and Colonsay (British Mountains) by Peter Edwards,
- Islay, Jura and Colonsay: A Historical Guide by David Caldwell
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