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Jura Hotel
Isle Of Jura
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA60 7XU
Tel: 01496 820243
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Pitches: 30
Open: 01/05/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 6 Reviews
                8/10 from 6 Reviews

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 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <1 mile   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: R1311b 1 review from this member

 Stayed 3 nights and got the Paps of Jura done then explored around the island then boat home. Nice spot in front of the hotel with cracking views out over the water and up to the Paps.

15 a night is reasonable and you get an access key for the shower / toilet block for 10 (5 refunded when you return the key fob).

Showers are 1 coin for 4 minutes and the island appears to be cashless now so if you forget 1 coins then you'll struggle to find any! Toilet / Showers were cleaned daily and spotless.

We went into hotel for our tea one night and it's decent "pub grub". Layed back, chilled atmosphere and well worth a visit if you on the island. 

Date of Visit: September 2022 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Neeto 9 reviews from this member

 Jura's a tough place and a tough place to camp, that's why you're here.

Beautiful location by the water in front of the hotel and near the distillery and the shop, everything you could need.

And great for day trips up the Paps and to Barnhill. 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jen821 2 reviews from this member

 We checked the website for the hotel, which said the 'shower block' would be open by July 2014. We contacted the hotel to say we wanted to stay for 2 nights camping and 1 in the hotel. We were told they didn't take bookings for the campsite and we turned up to find not only no showers in operation, but we were meant to use dilapidated public toilets not actually on the site to wash ourselves and our kit in, use as a source for cooking water and so on.

The hotel had updated the website at some point in the time between us booking and setting off, but crucially hadn't contacted us to let us know. They ask for donations in return for camping rather than setting a site fee, and did let us use their toilets because of the mix up, but we'd really have preferred to be able to pay and have a shower, even if it mean rejigging our holiday plans and staying in the hotel for two nights.

The field itself is fairly small, bad for midges, and is overlooked by the hotel and distillery lodge, and you're not allowed to park on the grass. Until there are shower facilities there's no great reason to camp here rather than wild camping (there are some spots on the shore north of Craighouse), unless you are really keen to be next to the pub or want to meet other campers.

The public toilets had soap, but in both the mens' and ladies' the sinks were in a small open area immediately inside, so there's no privacy to wash and no hot water.

In terms of child facilities, there's a playpark a few minutes walk away and a rope swing on the grounds. It is better for slightly older children than pre schoolers.

The hotel was nice enough, is in the process of being done up, and of course does food. Antlers Bistro is open during the day and some evenings, and the local shop has anything most campers will need, including a range of frozen meat, fresh veg and defrosted bread. The distillery is well worth a visit.

Jura's well worth visiting but either pack all you need to rough camp or be very sure this site has operational shower facilities before you leave. At the moment the only camping facility on site is the actual grass you pitch on. 

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dot P 691 reviews from this member

 We went over to Jura for a night - and didn't realise this was only a site for tents! However the Hotel were great and said we could park up on their spaces down by the pier, a small car park really but the views were wonderful. Right next door were the public loos so all in all for a semi wild parking / camp all very comfortable.

The village is tiny, hotel, shop, distillery and a handful of houses. There is also a community cafe / shop that is fabulous - worth a visit on its own.

When we came over from Islay the ferryman warned us that the ferry landing Jura side can catch the bottom of vans - we made it but anything longer than 6m might struggle. 

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rachel+ali 5 reviews from this member

 This is an idyllic spot to camp, very peaceful, only a couple of fellow campers & lovely views. Some may find the facilities very basic but they are more than adequate considering there is no charge for camping here. Showers cost 1, water was never that hot though. The facilities are at the back of the hotel which was undergoing some work when we were there so it is a little like walking through a building site to get to them but again all reflected in the cost of staying here. Craighouse has a small shop & a bistro/cafe as well as the hotel/pub. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Worldoftofuness 15 reviews from this member

 Considering this isn't an 'official' campsite--I enjoyed this campsite!

It gets listed coyly as 'camping available at the Jura hotel', but the facilities are as good as proper campsites I've stayed at. There's no fee as such--instead, you're asked to make whatever donation you like in the honesty / charity box--so fair enough you pay a quid for a shower (hot water lasts plenty long enough). There's enough showers / sinks / toilets, and also a washing machine. One thing you won't find is a long list of rules!

The 'site' itself is one half of a field in front of the hotel, prettily sited just in front of the sea (not sure how it'd feel when a storm is blowing, though!). Quite a few people when I was there--members of a swimming holiday--but it didn't seem too crowded. The hotel is of course also a pub, homely, whose menu has some interesting stuff (eg venison pate) at reasonable prices.

The only thing you have to watch out for is the ticks--hardly the campsite's fault--I was surprised to find one crawling on me even sitting outside my tent rather than in the hills. That comes with Jura's status as 'Deer Island', though. To the hotel's credit, a leaflet on Lyme Disease was one of the many things they keep in their mine of local information! 

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