The north-west Highlands of Scotland is one of the top visited tourist destinations for people who love beautiful scenery watching wildlife and discovering remote and unspoilt landscapes. At Ullapool you will find a small busy town in summer as it acts as a gateway to the far north of Scotland as well as the ferry to the Outer Hebrides.
Ullapool is a popular holiday centre for visitors to Scotland and you will find all the things that make a holiday in the Scottish Highlands special - coastal areas, mountains including Munros, the nearby Summer Islands, wildlife including dolphins, seals, wild deer and golden eagles. In fact if you love wildlife the Scottish Highlands around Ullapool is ideal.
The Ferry from the Hebrides arriving at Ullapool
Shore Street at Ullapool with its shops and holiday accommodation overlooking Loch Broom.
Loch Broom and Ullapool photographed from a walk above the town.
Ullapool is the main Highland community linking the north west of Scotland (Sutherland and Caithness) to the west of Scotland (Wester Ross) while providing the ferry point to the Outer Hebrides - Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Ullapool is perfect as a holiday centre to explore the highlands of Scotland and you will also enjoy the Highland hospitality in the pubs and hotels in Ullapool.
In summer there are boat trips to the Summer Isles and around Loch Broom where you will often see wildlife including seals, dolphins and seabirds. You can also arrange to go on fishing and scuba diving trips from Ullapool.
Camusnagaul self catering cottage overlooks Little Loch Broom and are available all year round. Book now for beautiful scenery and a peaceful location surrounded by mountains and nearby sandy beaches.
The cottage sleeps up to 6 persons. Pets are welcome. Cot available. For the latest information and photographs please go to our cottages.com page for online booking.
Ullapool showing the frontage and shoreline of Loch Broom
Ullapool to Stornoway Ferry arriving at Ullapool
Fishing boat at Ullapool Harbour
Ullapool has a good selection of shops including a supermarket. The local shops at Ullapool and in the surrounding areas are very well stocked providing a welcoming and friendly service.
Loch Broom photo from Ullapool Harbour.
Boat at the harbour.
A typical bed and breakfast at Ullapool. They are all very proud of their gardens and of the town.
Ullapool in the Highlands
Ullapool is surrounded by outstanding scenery, to the south is An Teallach and Fisherfield with the small crofting communities of Dundonnell, Camusnagaul, Laide, Aultbea and Poolewe. The area has many beautiful beaches where kids will love playing in the sand and swimming, and for the adventurous their are hill walking and mountain biking through unspoilt hills and mountains. Further down is the community of Gairloch where you can arrange for trekking or trips over to Skye.
To the north of Ullapool you will find more unspoilt landscape, and driving into north-west Sutherland you will see some of Scotland most remote and achingly beautiful locations which hopefully you will love, as we do. You can easily drive to Lochinver and beyond on a day trip from Ullapool.
North of Ullapool looking towards Inverpolly
View over Ullapool and Loch Broom
Ullapool Caravan and Camping site overlooking Loch Broom. The campsite is a very short walk from the town centre.
Traditional fishing boat in Ullapool Bay
Beautiful Scenery near Ullapool
On the road north from Ullapool towards Stac Pollaidh
From Ullapool you can book boat trips to explore the coastal areas. Trips are available to visit the Summer Isles, day trips to Skye and longer trips to the Outer Hebrides. Trips are available during the summer months but are best booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
Brian who runs Seascape Expeditions lives at Camusnagaul and his fast boat is berthed opposite our holiday accommodation. You can contact Brian through his website www.sea-scape.co.uk
Kilbrannan Holiday House: 4 Star Self-Catering near Ullapool, Ross-shire. 3 star new house in Braes of Ullapool, among wonderful mountain scenery, sleeps up to 6 persons (No smoking / Sorry No Pets.)
Bed and Breakfast near Ullapool
Ullapool Camping and Caravan Sites
You will find a number of camping and caravanning sites at Ullapool or nearby. Broomfield Holiday Park is located at Ullapool and the site is on the shoreline of Loch Broom.
Ardmair Camping and Caravan site is 3 miles north of Ullapool.
Tourist information on Ullapool
There are many hotels, bed & breakfast accommodation available at Ullapool. One of the best places to find out local information is Ullapool Tourism and Business Association website.
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