Ullapool nestles on a small river delta on the shores of the fjord-like Loch Broom. It has a very different atmosphere from the resorts further south and here, the visitor cannot help but sense the close links to the Outer Hebrides (for which it is the chief mainland port) and the other countries which border the north Atlantic.
This stretch of coastline is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery in the world. Majestic mountains surround it on all sides and nearby are superb beaches, forests, hidden glens and waterfalls, all caressed by the Gulf Stream which supports its sub-tropical gardens and produces a comparatively mild climate.
It is possible to take a boat trip to the enchanting Summer Isles to catch a glimpse of seals and porpoises, or Handa Island, which is internationally famous for its seabird colonies. A little further, but no less accessible, the Western Isles harbour a wealth of historic and archaelological treasures and a unique cultural.
We use the Caledonian Ullapool Hotel, which is situated in the heart of the village.
Beaches and Gardens
Northern Scotland boasts some of the finest beaches in the country. The best can be found at Gruinard Bay to the south, famed for its stunning pink sands and along the Coigach peninsula to the north. There is also a beautiful pebble beach at Ardmair, overlooking Isle Martin. There is an abundance of gardens to visit in and around Ullapool, including Inverewe on the shores of Loch Ewe and Leckmelm, which is situated just 4km from town.