Market Cottage   "where your comfort is our concern"

The local area

Ullapool is set amidst some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery you will find anywhere in the world. Whether you are visiting the area just to relax and take it easy, or you are looking for something more energetic there are a wide range of activities and things to do on offer.

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We are pleased to answer questions and try to assist guests with advice on what to do or where to go.

Restaurants - Within easy walking distance of the cottage, there is an excellent selection of restaurants and eating places in the village, many of which specialise in seafood and local produce.

Sightseeing - Many of the visitors to the cottage use Ullapool as a base, and enjoy day trips to points North, South, East and West. Much of the Northern Highlands can be reached easily within a day, either by car or by public transport. Places to visit include glorious sandy beaches, ancient castles, gardens, caves and much, much more. Boat trips from Ullapool to Isle Martin and the beautiful Summer Isles operate daily during the summer time.

Walking - There are a variety of beautiful walks around the village or further afield. Enjoy the river and hill walks in Ullapool or travel to some of the stunning mountains located within easy reach of the village. Whatever your capabilities, there will be something to suit you - from a gentle stroll to more strenuous mountaineering on the dramatic hills in the North West Highlands.

Fishing - Sea angling, river and loch fishing are popular pastimes for visitors to Ullapool. Fishing permits are available to purchase locally.

Shopping - Ullapool has a variety of shops selling gifts, local produce and souvenirs. Popular items purchased by visitors are woollens, local pottery, books, pictures and locally made sweets, cheese and smoked products.

Lochbroom Leisure - Within a 2 minute walk of the cottage is our beautiful leisure centre and swimming pool. This offers a wide range of activities including swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, games hall, tennis courts and climbing wall.

Gardens - There is a variety of stunning gardens within easy reach of Ullapool - Inverewe (National Trust), Kerracher, Leckmelm, Attadale, Seaview as well as the Hydroponicum at Achiltibuie.

Waterfalls and gorges - 10 miles south of Ullapool you can find Corrieshalloch Gorge with the Falls of Measach, - on the road between Inverness and Ullapool you can enjoy the walks and trails around Rogie Falls, - the highest waterfall in Britain (Eas a'Chual Aluinn) is accessible by boat from Kylesku.


Market Cottage,  1 Market St,  Ullapool,  Ross-Shire  IV26 2XE
Tel: +44 (0)1854 612118   Email:   ©  Mairi MacLennan 2010