Islay, Jura and Colonsay
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.
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.
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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.