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One Day on the Isle of Jura: Island of the Deer: Scotland

One Day on the Isle of Jura: Island of the Deer: Scotland

Whilst on Islay, we couldn’t resist zipping on a ferry over to the Isle of Jura for the day. It’s only a 10 minute or so ferry trip and so, so worth it because Jura is a very majestic island and feels a lot more wild and rugged than its sister, Islay.

Jura is believed to mean ‘island of the deer’ in Norse- its name is well-deserved considering it is home to over 5,000 of the beasts and only approx. 200 people inhabit the island.

As we waited to board the ferry at Port Askaig we were treated to dramatic views of the Paps of Jura, popular with walkers.

With not much time to explore the island in full, we did a whistle-stop tour, whizzing up the backbone of the island, along the only made road until we ran out of road! The Northern end of Jura is a wild expanse with no roads and is definitely a place I’ll be coming back to to explore properly in the future.

the View from the ferry terminal across to the paps of Jura

the View from the ferry terminal across to the paps of Jura

The Island’s most famous residents posing in front of the impressive paps

The Island’s most famous residents posing in front of the impressive paps

Layers

Layers

fantastic patterns in the rocks on Jura

fantastic patterns in the rocks on Jura

Jura
close-up- like a mosaic.

close-up- like a mosaic.

Ardmenish Point

Ardmenish Point

Hello there my my deer

Hello there my my deer

Nestled away at the end of the road was this delightful little house and beach.

Nestled away at the end of the road was this delightful little house and beach.

The view of the Paps from Islay

The view of the Paps from Islay

view across to the Paps

view across to the Paps

Islay's Best Beaches: Scotland

Islay's Best Beaches: Scotland