Craighouse

[Jura Distillery and Jura Hotel]

Requiring a long drive and two separate car ferries (or a long passenger ferry) to reach it for most visitors from the Scottish mainland, Jura is one of Scotland's most remote inhabited islands, famously described as having only one road, one pub and one distillery. Craighouse is the "capital", and in fact the only proper village on the island. It's well worth the trouble to get to: this is an extremely photogenic place with a beautiful outlook over the bay and local Small Isles. Jura Distillery provides the focal point for the village, and the entire island. The standard tour is fairly rapid with an informal feel, culminating in a varied choice of whiskies to try (both peated and unpeated), distilled in Scotland's second tallest stills. Next door, the Jura Hotel serves excellent food.

[The Distillery and Craighouse from the coastline to the north (photo from the next day)]

Name: Craighouse ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NR 527671 / professed next rush

[Spirit receiver and cask filling area, Jura Distillery]

Within walking distance

Name: Jura Distillery ★★★
Location: Craighouse centre, G.R.: NR 527670 / wordplay goat tame
Open (2017): Monday to Saturday, April to October; weekdays, November to March
Cost (2017): £6+ depending on tour type
Anything else? Tours and numbered are limited, so best to book.

[Paps of Jura - unmissable if you're an experienced hillwalker (photo from the next day)]

Nearby

>> see separate post for Corran Sands ☆☆☆ (3 miles away)
>> see separate post for Walk: Paps of Jura - going for gold ★★★ (3 miles away)

[View from Craighouse pier]

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