Ullapool is a fishing port on the north west coast of the Highlands. There have been settlements around the coast of the region for thousands of years but the village today was established in 1788 as a herring port. The original part of the village where Rosslyn Cottage is located was designed by Thomas Telford and is now a conservation area.
Modern day Ullapool is still a busy fishing port and ferry terminal for the Hebrides but also a thriving tourist destination as it is only one hour from Inverness and a great base to explore the highlands.
The village boasts a number of festivals of dance, books, music and guitar and there are often bands and musicians playing around the bars throughout the year.
Shearwater Cruises - in the summer, cruises are available to the Summer Islands, the morning trip lands on Tanera Mhor, home to fish farmers and an independent post office. 2 and 4 hour cruises take in the beauty of Loch Broom and the Summer Isles, encountering local seabirds, seals and even a unique chance to see Dolphins.
Seascape Expeditions - an exhilarating 2 hour powerboat trip to the remote Summer Isles aboard "Centaur", our 12 seater RIB. Trips leave from the main harbour in Ullapool.
Caledonian Macbraynes - the ferry to Lewis departs from Ullapool Harbour. In the summer there are 3 sailings a day making it possible to visit the Hebrides for a day.
Norwest Sea Kayaking - Float within the scenery of the stunning north west highlands. Discover wildlife, explore deserted islands and glide along unspoilt coastlines.
Ullapool Museum and Visitor Centre - offers and insight into the history of the area with audio facilities in most European languages
Corrieshalloch Gorge - breathtaking views of the falls and lovely walks
Isle Martin - a community owned island that can be visited for a day
Ullapool Golf Course - a nine-hole course on the banks of Loch Broom
Ullapool Book Festival - a small and friendly book festival in Spring
Ullapool Guitar Festival - end of year festival that features some top musicians
Loopallu Festival - our home grown music festival that features some international and chart acts
Inverewe Gardens - Victorian gardens a short drive from the village
There are also some great walks, climbs and drives around Ullapool so you can make excursions in the region, we will be happy to advise when you stay with us.
Whether you are coming to Ullapool to stay, work or on route elsewhere, we will welcome you and try to make your time with us as pleasant as possible.