Ullapool is on the coast of the North West Highlands of Scotland. Prehistoric settlements dating back to the Picts and from the Vikings around 800 AD surround the village, along with crofting townships, many of which were emptied during the 'Highland Clearances'. The village as it is today was designed by Thomas Telford and established as a fishing station in 1788 and there is still a considerable influence from the sea, both the local fishing fleet and many visiting boats from the E.U. and as far a field as Africa and Russia. You can watch many of these boats unloading their catches at the pier.
Ullapools' location offers visitors a fabulous base to tour the Highlands. We are 60 miles North of Inverness where there is rail and air links to all of the UK. The ferry terminal at Ullapool harbour runs a daily service to the Isle of Lewis (in the summer this can be 2 or 3 times a day). Routes south of Ullapool pass through Gairloch and Poolewe to Kyle of Lochalsh and the bridge to Skye. North takes travellers through Lochinver and offers a choice of routes to the Northern coast and John O' Groats through locations such as Kylesku and Dornoch.
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|Name||Norse 'Ulla-Bolstadr' meaning 'Ulla's steading'|
Events & Festivals
As well as regular music and arts events throughout the year, Ullapool has become famous for its annual festivals.
There are a number of places we recommend you should visit and things to do when you stay here.