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Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet says Scotland is third best country to visit!

Beaten only by Brazil and Antartica, Scotland was voted thrid best country to visit in 2014! We hope you'll visit Ullapool and the north west highlands if you make it here... Click here for mores.

Walks in & around Ullapool
The leading Scottish Highlands walking guide has launched a free online guide to walks in the Ullapool area. The site offers detailed walk descriptions with photos, free downloadable OS maps, route downloads to GPS devices etc. Click here to go to the site..


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How to Get Here

How to get here

Destination Ullapool

Although beautiful, rugged and remote are words often used to describe our area, we also have another word to add – accessible. Ullapool & Wester Ross stand at the gateway to and from all points north, south, east & west.

By Car

From Inverness in the east, Ullapool lies circa 60 miles or 100km west along the easy to drive A835 through stunning scenery. An hour’s drive with many places of interest and rest stops along the way.

Gairloch lies circa 50 miles or 80km to the south along the scenic A832 passing by Loch Maree, Gruinard & Dundonnell lying at the feet of mighty An Teallach.

The road north leads to Achiltibuie circa 20 miles away past the striking heights of Stac Polaidh & Suilven and sweeping along the beautiful beaches of Ardmair, Achnahaird & Achmelvich.

Drive further north to Lochinver, Scourie & Durness to reach the stunning north coast.

Public Transport

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the details on public transaport are correct, these details do change depending on weather, ferry requirements, time of year etc. Please check with the operator prior to traveling to ensure you have the correct information. A useful web site for travel in Scotland is www.traveline.org.uk 

Bus Companies

Citylink Coaches / Stagecoach Bus operate a bus service from Inverness to Ullapool. 

Stagecoach also operate a service north of Ullapool to/from Drumbeg - see their web site for details -
www.stagecoachbus.com

Citylink
operate from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Ullapool and onwards to Stornoway.

The Westerbus also operates from Inverness to Gairloch connecting with an Ullapool service at Braemore Junction on a Mon, Wed & Saturday. For more information contact 01854 612966.

D & E coaches also operate a summer service from Inverness to Dingwall, through Strathpeffer to Ullapool and onwards north to Lochinver, Scourie and Durness. ***This also allows for bikes being taken on a trailer***

Local Car/Coach Hire & Taxi services

Ewen’s of Ullapooloffer Taxi services, mini bus & coach hire

Ullapool Taxi services - 07517612619

Lochbroom Filling Station & Self Drive offers car hire

Ullapool Tours - walks and driven tours in and around Ullapool and the area. Includes talks, information and even beach fires and singing!

By Sea

Caledonian MacBraynes operate a ferry link between Ullapool and Stornoway. This now includes a Sunday service and in the summer three sailings on some days so that people can visit the island and tour about and still be back on the same day. The also offer Island Hopping passes that mean you can drive and sail between the islands and tour the west coast. The beautiful 2 ½ hrs cruise across across the Minch is a great day out.

By Air

Many companies operate flights into Inverness (1 hour drive from Ullapool) & Stornoway (2 ½ hr ferry crossing from Ullapool). Check the web sites for details:

By Rail

There are no rail links to Ullapool, the nearest station is at Garve and this is a sub-line between Inverness and Kyle. Inverness station is linked to most of the UK, and from Inverness you can use the links above to get to Ullapool or hire a car and drive. There is also a sleeper service between London and Inverness that not only means you arrive here refreshed but can save a day of your valuable holiday time by travelling over-night.

Always remember that when you are in Ullapool, information is readily available from a number of sources:

Access the website using the Internet facilities available at:

  • Ullapool Community Library
  • The Ceilidh Place, West Argyle Street, Ullapool
  • The Ullapool Bookshop, Quay St, Ullapool

Listen to the local radio station Lochbroom FM on 102.2 FM & 96.8 FM mornings & evenings.

Buy the Ullapool News (Tel: 01854 613334) every Friday for up to date news & events

Call in at the Tourist Information Office on Argyle Street. (seasonal opening only)

Click for a map of Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland
Forthcoming Events

Ullapool Book Festival

Celebrating 10 years since beginning, Ullapool Book Festival is a wonderful and friendly event that welcomes guests and speakers from throughout the world. 9th to 11th May.
Click here for more information and tickets...

Ullapool Dot Com FaceBook
We are now on Facebook, please click like on our Facebook page to follow news and updates. We try to post on what is happening around the village and also any last minute requests for accommodation...
Ullapool Tourism & Business Association - UTBA



Ullapool acclaimed
Ullapool voted
one of top 10
outdoor destinations!


Ullapool has just been declared as one of the UK’s top 10 outdoor towns. The village was described as an “outdoor paradise” which has “Scandinavian twinkle in winter and Canadian-style adrenalin in summer” by Outdoor Fitness, a new multi-fitness lifestyle magazine.
Click here to read the article which appeared in the Press & Journal! ...

Weather

Changeable days! Whatever the weather, there is always something happening here so come and enjoy!

Ardmair weather station - a local weather point for up to date information on conditions in and around ullapool...To go to the site, click here

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