The village of Ullapool itself was built in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society as on on-shore infrastructure to complement the huge fleet of boats fishing in the area for herring.

Alas, that has now been hugely reduced with the introduction of the quota system, but each evening the local fleet arrives home to discharge its daily catch of prawns and lobsters. A visit to the pier to witness the hustle and bustle is well worthwhile.

Ullapool ferry to Lewis

Ullapool Village

Ullapool is full of souvenir/craft shops, it bustles all day long in summertime with people arriving off the ferry from Stornoway on Lewis or waiting for the next one. The town has a leisure centre with sports facilities and swimming pool, library, chemist, supermarket, post office and petrol station. There are branches of The Royal Bank of Scotland and The Bank of Scotland here too.

Dolphin on boat trip

Ullapool Nature

Ullapool is a great place for wildlife lovers. In the hills and coastline around Ullapool we have wild herds of deer, pine martin, numerous birdlife including Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles and numerous sea birds. The tour boats operating from Ullapool Harbour often encounter whale, dolphin, porpoise and seals, some of these even visit the sea in front of The Sheiling.

Hill walking Ullapool

Ullapool Outdoors

Ullapool is a great centre for hillwalking and it's an ideal base for touring the beautiful landscape of the north-west Highlands. You might be able to spot some deer around here. Golf course - 9 holes split over the shores of Loch Broom and Ullapool River (telephone 01854 613 323). There are walks along the river in Ullapool and the hill behind the village and numerous mountains that range in demand from light walks to mountaineering.

Ullapool Pipeband

Ullapool Evenings

There are numerous bars and restaurants in Ullapool offering bar meals and entertainment. In the summer many of the bars offer some of the wonderful shellfish that is landed at Ullapool harbour such as prawns and lobster. In the summer months there is often live music playing in the bars, varying from traditional musicians to nationally known bands. The Ullapool Pipe Band plays every week throughout the summer.

Sheiling Rooms

We have comfortable and high quality double and twin bedrooms, all en-suite and on the ground and first floor with views of Loch Broom and Ullapool.

  • Twin Room

  • Double Room

  • Twin Room