Ullapool Tourist Information

Ullapool, waterfront cottages

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!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.