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Ullapool, waterfront cottages

An idyllic fishing port and main centre in the Wester Ross area of the north west Highlands, Ullapool is a popular holiday base with Highlands visitors, particularly birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. Nestling on the Loch Broom waterfront, Ullapool is the main point for accessing ferries to Stornoway on Outer Hebridean island Lewis. A choice of shorter boat cruises also operate from Ullapool, heading out to the Summer Isles or one of the many off-shore RSPB island sanctuaries such as Isle Martin, just 3 miles to the north west of Ullapool.

Don't miss a trip out to Handa Island, a mecca for birdwatchers looking to view thousands of seabirds gathered on the glorious Torridonian sandstone cliffs which stretch up beyond 100 metres. A great choice of fishing boat trips are also available from the Ullapool waterfront or stay on land and enjoy spectacular coastal walking either side of Ullapool, with the coastline here dotted with some of the most beautifully situated lighthouses in Britain.

A lively centre, Ullapool is renowned for its great live music and festivals through the year.  Take your pick of welcoming Ullapool traditional inns, chic cafes and cosy bistro style restaurants with excellent seafood. Enjoy a round of golf at the 9 hole Ullapool golf club or head into the interior for spectacular waterfalls walks. Explore Ullapool's herring, crofting and emigration history in the Ullapool Museum situated within a restored Thomas Telford Parliamentary Church.

Browse a wide choice of Ullapool B&Bs, cosy hotels, budget hostels and campsites here on Iknow - this Wester Ross capital caters well for its large numbers of annual visitors! A good time to visit is during one of Ullapool's many festivals from book and guitar festivals to classic acoustic music festivals and Highland Games. Book Ullapool accommodation now!

Accommodation in Ullapool

  • Aultbea   (15.8 miles from the centre of Ullapool)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £291
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    This charming wooden cottage sits is in the village of Aultbea in the Scottish Highlands, and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Wester Ross   (14.1 miles from the centre of Ullapool)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £200
    Per Week
     
    Stunning self catering apartments set on beautiful coastline in Laide, North West Highlands boasting stunning views. Children welcome, pet friendly. Short breaks available. Sleep 4
     
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  • Ullapool   (0.4 miles from the centre of Ullapool)
    Prices from
    £60
    Per double/ twin room per night (2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 189 reviews
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    Great value motel style accommodation in Ullapool with great restaurant & a range of outdoor activities to be enjoyed nearby. Families welcome, pet friendly. Parking & WiFi.
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    Rating from 189 reviews
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