Boat Trips and the Summer Isles

Boat trips from Ullapool Harbour take sightseers and wildlife watchers to the Summer Islands, landing on Tanera Mhor, the last inhabited island in the group with its own post office and stamps. The Summer Queen and SeaScape encounter seals, seabirds, sea eagles and porpoise, dolphin and whales.

The new MV Loch Seaforth ferry also travels to the Hebrides from Ullapool. In the summer, some days have 3 sailings making it possible to visit for the day and take trips to the Callanish Standing Stones, Broch and Blackhouses.

Food and Drink

The Highlands have a reputation for food and drink. The Ullapool Smokehouse offers a chance to see how salmon, trout and cheeses are prepared as well as buy some for taking home. Local boats land langoustine and dive caught scallops and restaurants and bars such as The Arch Inn, Seaforth and Ceilidh Place are great places to try these wonderful dishes as well as sample some fine malts and take in some music and local goings on.

We have copies the local Ullapool News with listings of what is happening in the village and we are happy to suggest places to go and eat/drink. 

Ullapool Museum and Village

Ullapool Museum is a great place to learn more about Ullapool and Loch Broom, from our Viking heritage to the clearance and klondyke fishing days. Walking around the village is a great way to take in the Highland environment and culture, watching the fishing boats landing in the evening, the ferry arrive and disembark, cruise boats bringing passengers from the world ashore to visit and the day to day bustle of a Highland village. There are also walks up Ullapool Hill with great views over the village and surrounding coast and sea as well as walks by the river and beaches where you might catch glimpses of otters and even porpoise feeding off the shore.

Other Attractions

Ullapool & District Junior Pipe Band the junior pipe band and Highlands dancers give a display every Thursday evening throughout the summer. The band leaves the village hall at 7.30 pm every week, march through the village to the band stand at the CalMac ferry car park and give a performance of about 60 minutes.

Ullapool Golf Course offers a 9 hole course directly over the banks of Loch Broom with views out to sea and the Summer Isles where non members are welcome.

An Talla Solais Gallery displays and sells art by local artists and also hosts exhibitions.

Highland Stoneware are known for their quality pottery throughout the world, in Ullapool you can watch them produce it.

Loopallu great wee music festival that takes place on the banks of Loch Broom below Tigh Na Failte .

Leckmelm Gardens, 3 miles south of Ullapool, Leckmelm Walled Garden was built in 1870 and restored in 1984..A kaleidoscope of colours when the plants are in flower and a lovely place to visit.

Lael Forest Gardens, 7 miles south of Ullapool and home to over 200 species of trees from around the world. Spread over 17 acres with a network of paths.

Corrieshalloch Gorge, a tree shrouded gorge with a waterfall of 150 foot, the suspension bridge crossing is breath taking.

The Little Soap & Candle Company a lovely little family run shop and cafe at Drumbeg, a great day out.

Ullapool Book Festival a small but friendly festival with some world class writers.

Ullapool Guitar Festival another internationally known yet small event.