When we travelled to Ullapool for Kyle and Georgia’s wedding last October (anyone remember THIS?), we did little to no planning on the places that we would visit. No Ullapool travel guide was read and everything was up in the air.
We stayed at the Ullapool Harbour House which, as the name suggests, is located at the starting point of the harbour offering spectacular views to the village. Even though, we only stayed for two nights we made good use of the garden and the huge summer room with views of the bay.
Ullapool is a picturesque little fishing village on the banks of Loch Broom, about 45 minutes away from Inverness. It provides an excellent base for someone who wants to explore the islands and Scottish Highlands and has a strong community feeling that draws you and makes you to want to stay more.
Despite Ullapool being a small place, it has an amazing food and drink scene. I couldn’t believe how many delicious deli cafes and restaurants are along the harbour. The West Coast Delicatessen, where we had our dinner on our first night, was absolutely phenomenal as was The Seaforth and the Seafood Shack. This is where we met the day after the wedding for some hangover food (the crab mac&cheese was DIVINE!) before embarking on our way back to Aberdeen.
If you are into shopping, then you’ll love Made in Ullapool, an amazing local candle shop that supports vulnerable adults in a work environment, offering work to people who have a range of disabilities. Their business motto it simple and effective: give people the chance to develop new skills in a non-judgemental manner and let them become your strongest assets. You can buy their candles online if you are not going to Ullapool anytime soon, they are amazingly well-made!
Ullapool was amazing and I would love to go back. I hope this mini Ullapool travel guide convinced you to perhaps schedule a trip to Ullapool one day soon? It would make the ideal summer getaway!
Have you ever visited Ullapool or the Outer Hebrides?
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