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Visit Wester Ross & Ullapool and you will discover dramatic mountain ranges and sea lochs. For hill walkers and wildlife enthusiasts, fishing, sailing and golf, Ullapool offers access to numerous outdoor persuits within a spectacular highland wilderness.

Ullapool is the perfect base to explore the North West. Nothing can compare with the meandering road to Achiltibuie. Further north the rugged coast road to Lochinver, Stoer, Drumbeg & Kylesku… south takes in the famed Inverew Gardens, Gairloch and beautiful Loch Maree.

Return to Ullapool to find restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and live entertainment. With so much going on (or so little) it’s up to you. One night is never enough in Ullapool - it’s little wonder visitors want to return.

For further information there are local guide books and brochures in the lounge. And for up to date events and attractions see the local Ullapool News.

A local to Ullapool, Charlie MacRae has been proprietor since 1983, Charlie is always on delighted to share his wealth of local knowledge to enable you to make the most of your stay.


Excellent opportunities exist for the keen angler. Salmon & trout fishing are available on the many hill lochs & rivers. Permits can be obtained locally.


Ullapool boasts a nine hole golf course on the shores of Lochbroom with some of the finest views on any course in the country.

Summer Isle Cruises

The Summer Isles are home to many sea birds, seals, dolphins, & porpoise (even an occasional whale)

Isle of Lewis

Ferry & day sailings to Stornoway & the Isle of Lewis (Cal Mac).


Discover the Lochbroom Story in the award winning Museum & Visitor Centre.

Lochbroom Leisure Centre

For those rainy days visit Ullapool Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool (across the road from Riverside it couldn’t be nearer). Riverside guests enjoy free use of the centre & pool.


Stretch those legs - over the Ullapool Hill to Rhidorroch or for the more energetic there is always Stac Pollaidh.


Stunning road and mountain bike routes.


For peace and tranquility, take an idyllic stroll across one of thre remote beaches hidden in the region.

Tour the Highlands / The North Coast 500

Or simply tour the Highlands by car - driving is relaxed, easy and the views are stunning. The North Coast 500 showcases the best Scotland has to offer – a stunning coastal touring route through the Highlands, exploring wonderful landscapes, magnificent mountains, dramatic lochs & seas.