A Day on Jura
- Destinations: Jura
- Length of trip: 1 day
- Distilleries: JURA DISTILLERY
Jura Distillery is situated in the heart of Craighouse. Stop by the visitor centre and enjoy a sampling, and then explore the village before heading out for a hike or boat ride.
The Welcome to Jura website has useful suggestions on further itineraries.
Jura’s whisky distillery was established in 1810 and reborn in 1963 to bring life back to the island and the community. Their dedication, enhanced by a very distinct micro-climate, results in unique whiskies that are smooth, bright and lively, just like the tiny island community who make them.
The Jura Hotel is the perfect basecamp for which to explore the island. From the peaceful village of Craighouse, the Jura Hotel has breathtaking views across the water and is metres from the world-famous Jura Distillery.
Explore the village of Craighouse with spectacular views across Small Isle Bay. Walk down to the Old Pier where you will find quality crafts in Camella Crafts and The Whisky Island Gallery & Studio. If you’re lucky, Deer Island Rum Distillery might just be open as well.
JURA BOAT TOUR
Jura Boat Tours offers bespoke RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tours to various areas of outstanding natural beauty (and an abundance of wildlife) around the island’s shores. The tours give you the opportunity to enjoy the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, raised beaches (remnants from the Ice Age), caves, lighthouses and more.
From Craighouse, it’s about a 2-mile walk or cycle to relax on the beautiful beach at Corran sands.
Expertly prepared meals made with fresh ingredients are served daily in the restaurant, pub and lounge bar.
ARGYLL & BUTE COUNCIL FEOLIN FERRY
The Argyll and Bute Council offers a year-round passenger and car ferry service from Port Askaig, Islay to Jura. It’s a quick journey across the water and back. Tickets can be purchased at the port.
ISLE OF JURA CALMAC FERRY
Calmac offers several ferries to Islay: Kennacraig to Port Askaig Kennacraig to Port Ellen Oban to Port Askaig via Colonsay