Holidays in Scotland and the Scottish Highlands


Ullapool and Loch Broom

Ullapool is a busy and also the largest town on the north west highlands of Scotland. It is a wonderful location for a holiday and the town's population increases dramatically in the summer months with tourists using it as a base to explore the west highlands area of Wester Ross and further north, Sutherland.

Ullapool seen from the ferry

Ullapool photographed from the ferry


Ullapool's harbour is an important fishing and ferry port, the ferry connects Ullapool to Stornoway in North Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. Coastal cruises around the Summer Islands and nature watching trips is available and during the summer months early booking is advisable. You can see seals, dolphins and occasionally whales on these adventure trips as well as sea eagles and the beautiful coastal areas and islands that are near Ullapool.

The area offers plenty to see and do with pony trekking, boat hire, cycling and sea, loch and river fishing all available nearby. With several munros in this location those who love hill walking will find many walks available suitable for all levels of experience, An Teallach is around 30 minutes drive where well marked hill walking routes will take you into wilderness areas.

Self-catering cottages in the Highlands of Scotland

Self-Catering Cottages in the Scottish Highlands

Ullapool Harbour

Ullapool harbour and moored fishing boats

Ullapool to the Hebrides

Ullapool to Stornoway ferry arriving at Ullapool (photo circa 2007)

Shore Street Ullapool

Shore Street in Ullapool overlooks the harbour and Loch Broom

In the town are several hotels, pubs and restaurants that will make you welcome, there is also shops where you can stock up with anything needed for camping and self-catering holidays. On a personal level I love having fish and chips and enjoying eating them while looking over the harbour and Loch Broom. If you want to enjoy company then you will find ceilidh nights with music offered in some of the hotels and pubs.

Boats in the harbour at Ullpool

The harbour at Ullapool

Map of Ullapool

Alternative Map - OS online map of this area plus maps and books on the Highlands of Scotland

Seascape - Ullapool Sea Coast Adventure Trips

Seascape Expeditions operates from Ullapool harbour

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