Ullapool resembles a whitewashed Scottish Highland town of days gone by. It is picturesque and sits neatly on land surrounded by Loch Broom.
Ullapool is still very active for fishing and seafood, well worth trying in the local Ullapool Restaurants, Ullapool Cafes, and Ullapool Pubs.
As the main ferry terminal for Stornaway (Outer Hebrides) Ullapool provides many travelling holiday makers with a range of accommodation including Ullapool Bed and Breakfast, Ullapool Hotels and Ullapool Campsites, check out the Ullapool Accommodation Guide for more info.
Many tourists are now staying longer in Ullapool, enjoying the friendly relaxed environment and perhaps visiting the Scottish Islands during their stay.
Ullapool was founded in 1788 as a herring port and was originally designed by Thomas Telford. The historic harbour still makes up the centre of the town and the area is much frequented by people using the Stornoway Ferry to the Outer Hebrides.
The area around Ullapool also hosts major conferences of geologists and geographers, this is due to the Victorian discovery of plate tectonics in the area. The town also has a major reputation as a cultural centre for music and performance, and there is an award winning museum housed in a Telford Church.
In May of each year the three day Ullapool Book Festival attracts a wide varied range of writers from across the globe, and the Macphail Centre hosts regular dance, music and theatre performances. There are a number of small music festivals in the area each year as well.