Welcome to Jura
Jura lies long, dark and low off the coast like a vast Viking longship, its billowing sail the distinctive triple peaks of the Paps of Jura. A magnificently wild and lonely island, it's the perfect place to get away from it all – as George Orwell did in 1948. Orwell wrote his masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four while living at the remote farmhouse of Barnhill in the north of the island.
Jura takes its name from the Old Norse dyr-a (deer island) – an apt appellation, as the island supports a population of around 6000 red deer, outnumbering their human cohabitants by about 30 to one.