Places Of Interest

There are many places of interest inside Ullapool and outside of the village around Wester Ross.


The village itself has many places worth visiting, the original part of the village is part of Thomas Telford's original design and many of the buildings date back hundreds of years. Wandering the streets you will see many old houses dating from our fishing heritage and churches that have been places of worship for generations.

Outside the village you will find remnants of the iron age history still evident in the old broches and forts scattered around our coast along with abandoned crofts and farm lands where famine and clearance took the population from the land.

Sites worth visiting include Ardmair beach and bay, the smooth flat stones make for interesting stone statues and 'skimming'. Rhue Point Lighthouse is a lovely walk, especially as the sun sets over the Summer Isles behind.

South, Leckmelm Gardens are a reminder of the old Victorian Estate that stood at the head of the loch and the gardens that were used to feed the owners but now hold many unique pants and trees. Similarly, Lael Forest Gardens have some amazing species from around the world.

Corrieshalloch Falls are a wonder to witness and should be seen by everyone travelling to and from Ullapool. A short walk from the car park takes you to one of the most stunning gorges in the world that was carved out over millions of years.

The museum holds much of Lochbroom's past - both distant and more recent. Many visitors with Scottish ancestry have discovered family backgrounds in some of the parish records held there. Some have even found relatives still living in the area.

The North West GeoPark heading north from the village has some of the most amazing geology about. Start at Knockan Crag to discover more and watch for the signs throughout the area that tell more and highlight a landscape described as the birthplace of modern geological theories.