Barnhill from the water, Isle of Jura

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Picture of Barnhill on Jura where George Orwell wrote 1984 seen from the water
Barnhill from the water, Isle of Jura

Probably the most famous house on Jura, Barnhill, where George Orwell wrote his famous book 1984. Here seen from the water during a boat trip to the Corryvreckan (where Orwell and his son got into serious trouble once).

Barnhill from the south, Isle of Jura

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Picture of remote house in a coastal landscape (Barnhill on the Isle of Jura)A view of Barnhill in the far north east of Jura, where George Orwell wrote his famous book ‘1984’. The Sound of Jura with the mainland on the other side in the background. Taken on a beautiful April afternoon on the return from a walk to the Gulf of Corryvreckan to the see the famous whirlpool where Orwell and his son ran into trouble.

Walkers near Barnhill, Isle of Jura

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Picture of walkers on a track near a house in a remote areaA great view in the far north of Jura, experienced during the Islay walking week in April 2015. On our way to the Corryvreckan whirlpool we passed Barnhill, the place where George Orwell wrote his famous book 1984. In the distance the mainland with some snow still on Ben Cruachan.