Ullapool is the mainland port for the drive-on / off ferry to Stornoway in the Hebrides.
The fascinating group of the Summer Islands provide Loch Broom and Ullapool with shelter from the big seas of the Atlantic.
For those seeking an active holiday Ullapool has plenty to offer. Sailing
here has always been an enthusiast's paradise and the safe harbour makes
it a perfect base. Hillwalking has plenty of challenges for the climber
with its complex variety of peaks and ridges.
to the Summer Isles leave daily from the pier in the summer, and fishing
for brown trout, sea trout and salmon is available from lochs and rivers.
The opportunities for sport and leisure are boundless, and in poor weather
Lochbroom Leisure Centre and swimming pool will keep you amused
for hours on end with their wide and varied range of activities on offer.
Other good sources of information are the weekly Ullapool News which is published every Friday, Lochbroom FM 102.2FM and the local tourist Information Centre Tel: 01854 612135.
Places of Interest
Ullapool Museum & Visitor Centre. 7&8 Argyll Street.
Inverpolly Nature Reserve.
Leckmeln Shrubbery & Arboretum
The Hydroponicum (Achiltibuie) is a space station like structure overlooking the main beach. It is a modern style greenhouse that maximizes the Scottish sunshine where one can find tropical plants, flowers, vegetables, fruits, even vines, lemons and bananas flourishing without soil in a latitude north of Moscow, and taste some of the home grown produce in the Lily Pond cafe-restaurant.
Another place to visit in this area is the Achiltibuie Smokehouse where you can watch the smoking of fish, meat and game and one can purchase some of the products afterwards. The views on the Smokehouse Road over the mountains are fabulous.
As a holiday destination Ullapool itself has lots to offer - situated on the shore of Loch Broom this picturesque fishing town makes an ideal base for touring the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands. In the summer the waterfront is lively with yachtsmen and holiday makers visiting the variety of craftshops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.
Ullapool has a post office, Royal bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland and a large Safeway. There is a leisure centre with a swimming pool and a 9 hole golf course is situated on the outskirts of the town.
3 West Terrace,
Wester Ross IV26 2UU
Tel. 01854 612520