Immerse yourself in Islay, Jura and Colonsay

From achingly beautiful beaches to toe-tapping nights in the pub, the islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay offer a true taste of the Hebrides. Islay is famed for its smoky whiskies, overwintering geese and miles of sandy beaches. Neighbouring Jura is mountainous and wild, with a rugged and remote appeal. 

The island’s distinctive peaks, the Paps of Jura, offer fantastic hillwalking, and intrepid hikers can explore the uninhabited west coast. Tiny Colonsay is a gem of an island and home to an array of wildlife. Kiloran Bay has to be one of the most perfect sandy beaches in the whole of Argyll. 

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Looking for a place to stay on Islay & Jura?

We have a fantastic variety of places to stay on our islands. Choose from our selection of cosy bed and breakfasts, or well-appointed and comfortable self-catering properties. 

Search for your perfect accommodation and book now to secure the best rates.

Planning your journey

Travel to and from Islay and Jura by bus or car to Kennacraig on the Kintyre peninsula and then the 2 hour ferry crossing.

If travelling by car to Jura take the Islay ferry from Kennacraig (or Oban on certain
days) before taking the short connecting ferry from Port Askaig across to Jura. If by foot, take the passenger only service from Tayvallich near Lochgilphead to Craighouse on Jura.

For Colonsay, drive, take the bus, or train to Oban for the ferry trip to this island.

You can even fly to Islay from Glasgow and to Islay and Colonsay from Oban.


Everything there is to see and do in Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Oban Hogmanay Party 2021

Oban and Lorn

Oban's biggest Hogmanay Party with a lively night of traditional Scottish cèilidh music from local band Ceol an Aire.

Punk on the Peninsula

Dunoon and Cowal

Head to Dunoon for an amazing weekend of punk.

Tobermory Book Festival

Mull and Iona

Carradale Music Festival 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

Carradale Music Festival, a family friendly festival held in the beautiful scenic village of Carradale


Kintyre and Gigha

Expect the very best as we work together with local distillers and other service suppliers from around the UK.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers in Campbeltown

Kintyre and Gigha

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers play in Campbeltown for the first time since 2009.

The Kintyre Way Ultra 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

The 2022 Kintyre Way Ultra will take place on Saturday 14th May, from Campbeltown to Machrihanish.

Events & Festivals

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