Ullapool, by François Bertin.

Things to do in Ullapool

Sightseeing and activities in Ullapool

Ullapool is a beautiful fishing village and ferry port with white fisherman cottages and a breathtaking setting on Loch Broom. It has a fantastic arts and music scene and excellent eateries, as well as some of the most picturesque walks in the North West coast. For a taste of Scottish island life, take the Calmac ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway.

Arts, Crafts, Books

Ullapool has a lively contemporary art scene and several art galleries showing Scottish artists.

The Ceilidh Place

An exciting gallery with Scottish artists and makers on display. Excellent book shop and café/restaurant.

Book Festival

International and Scottish writers and lots of storytellers, including Gaelic and Scots, are celebrated at the annual Ullapool Book festival. Takes place in May each year. The final book festival was held in May 2023

An Talla Solais

Ullapool gallery and visual arts centre. Scottish contemporary art exhibitions – good for art lovers.

Food & Drink

Ullapool has some exceptional eateries that make the best of local produce.

Seafood Shack

Takeaway and restaurant run by the fantastic Kirsty and Fenella. Top quality local seafood.

Gelato Ullapool

Really nice homemade ice cream. Liquorice ice cream – mmmmm! Also sells delicious home-made bread.

West Coast Delicatessen

Lovely deli with indoor and outdoor café and veggie options.

Music & Theatre

Ullapool has a thriving music and theatre scene, including world-class touring artists.

The Ceilidh Place

Wonderful music gigs galore. Best place to hear exciting Scottish folk music.

The Macphail Centre

Ullapool’s theatre venue, with a great mix of comedy, ballet, classical music concerts and touring theatre shows.


Ullapool is a beautiful fishing village with white fisherman cottages and lots of scenic Highland walks.

Rhue Lighthouse

A short Highland walk with great views over Summer Isles and out to the Outer Hebrides. Short walk. Visit Rhueart Gallery, too.

  • Distance to start: 33 miles.
  • Distance: 1 mile.
  • Visit Walk Highlands

Ullapool Hill & Braes

Enjoy one of Ullapool’s finest hikes for high level views over Loch Broom. Stunning views out to sea.

  • Distance to start: 33 miles.
  • Distance: 5 miles.
  • Visit Walk Highlands