Craighouse

Isle of Jura | Village |

[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 (12/7/16)]

Location & info

📌 Craighouse
Isle of Jura, G.R.: NR 527671 ///professed.next.rush

🚌 Craighouse has a passenger ferry connection to Tayvallich on the mainland. There are infrequent buses up and down the island's single road, connecting with the ferry to Islay.



See & do (<1 mi away)

📌 Jura Distillery ★★★★
By the A846, Craighouse village centre, G.R.: NR 527670 ///wordplay.goat.tame
Open Monday to Saturday, April to October; weekdays, November to March. Possible closure from mid July to mid August - check directly. Booking advised | £5+ depending on tour type

Nearby (1-5 mi away)

>> Corran Sands ★★ (3 mi ↑)
>> Walk: Paps of Jura - going for gold ★★★★★ (3 mi ↑)

[Paps of Jura - unmissable for experienced hillwalkers (12/7/16)]

[View from Craighouse pier]

[Spirit receiver and cask filling area, Jura Distillery]

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