Ullapool is a busy village on the west coast of Scotland in the scenic area of Wester Ross. Popular with visitors to the Highlands as you can explore a some of the most popular areas in the north west coast of the Scottish Highlands. The Ullapool ferry goes over to the Outer Hebrides and Isle of Lewis.

View over the village of Ullapool and Loch Broom

View over the village of Ullapool and Loch Broom

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.

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Cottages near Gairloch and Poolewe

Cottages near Gairloch and Poolewe
Cottages near Ullapool
Holiday Cottages in the Highlands
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Ullapool | Picture of Shore Steet near the harbour

Shore Street with cafe's and gift shops near Ullapool Harbour

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.

Ullapool to Stornoway Ferry

The Ullapool to Stornoway Ferry arriving back at Ullapool

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.

Ullapool harbour

Ullapool Harbour with local traditional fishing boats.

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.

Seascape Expeditions

Seascape Expeditions provide wildlife and adventure trips from Ullapool.

Ullapool harbour | Fishing boats

Harbour at Ullpool

Ullapool campsite

Broomfield campsite overlooks Loch Broom and is very close to the village (about 5 minutes walk). Just north of Ullapool is the Ardmair Bay caravan and campsite with caravans and holiday lodges available.

To the north of Ullapool is outstanding unspoilt landscapes and wonderful scenery. Travelling north from Ullapool to Sutherland you will discover Scotland's most remote and beautiful locations. You can easily drive to Lochinver and beyond on a day trip from Ullapool.