Ullapool

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Ullapool is a coastal Town in northwest Scotland, 58 miles northwest of Inverness, popular for Boat Trips, Diving, Hiking, and Ferries to the Isle of Lewis. The Mountains in this area just have to be seen.

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The Book Festival is normally in May, Loopallu Music Festival in September, and Guitar Festival in October.

The image top is looking north along Shore Street with the Ferry to the Isle of Lewis in the Port.

The second image is of the Ferry Boat Inn on Shore Street with a Restaurant. There are a number of Shops and Cafes along this street with views over the Harbour.

The third image is of Quay Street by the Harbour with a Saturday Market, Book Shop, Captains Cabin gift shop, Seaforth Bar & Restaurant, and Caledonain Hotel.

The Ferry Terminal is in the centre of Ullapool where the Ferry normaly runs two times per day between Ullapool and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The crossings is 54 miles, taking two and a half hours on the 8,680 ton MV Loch Seaforth that entered service in 2015.

The MV Loch Seaforth is the largest Calmac Ferry to date that can carry 700 passengers and 143 cars.

Boat Tours from the Harbour are available from Shearwater Cruises, lasting around 2 hours 15 mins to Loch Broom and the Summer Isles.

Creag Ard Charters offer Boat Trips, Sea Fishing, and Diving around the Summer Isles.

Seascape Expeditions offer fast RIB trips around the Summer Isles.

Northeast Dive offer dive trips around Ullapool visiting huge caverns, spectacular caves teeming with fish, and wrecks.

The Ullapool Museum is situated on West Argyle Street by the Caledonian Hotel. The Museum covers the history of the area and helps with Genealogy Research.

Broomfield Holiday Park is situated on the north side of the Town with great views over Loch Broom. The Park has a vast number of pitches for Tents, Campers, and Towing Caravans.

Ullapool Golf Club is on the north side of the Village with some holes next to Loch Broom. This 9 hole course is like a Links Course with amazing views and a Cafe in the Clubhouse.

Ullapool History

1700s - Ullapool was only a few houses.

1788 - a Herring Port designed by Thomas Telford was built at Ullapool for the British Fisheries Society, leading to the expansion of the Town.

1829 - Ullapool Church was completed to designs of Thomas Telford.

1897 - Ferries began operating between the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Lewis. The Kyle of Lochalsh is 85 miles south of Ullapool.

1973 - the 1,420 ton MV Iona capable of carrying 600 passengers and 50 cars was the first of a number of Roll On Roll Off ferries that began operating out of Ullapool rather than the Kyle of Lochalsh as it cut the crossing from over 100 miles to about 54 miles.

1995 - Ullapool Church was converted to the Ullapool Museum.

1995 - the 6,753 ton MV Isle of Lewis capable of carrying 970 passengers and 123 cars began operating between Ullapool and the Isle of Lewis.

1998 - the Ullapool Golf Club opened.

2000 - the Ullapool Guitar Festival began.

2005 - the Ullapool Book Festival began.

2005 - the Loopallu Music Festival was created by the local promoter Robert Hicks. Mumford & Sons has been the biggest named band to play the festival so far. The Festival is normaly in September.

2014 / 2015 - the Ullapool Ferry Terminal was rebuilt.

2015 - the 8,680 ton MV Loch Seaforth entered service on the Ullapool to Isle of Lewis crossing capable of carrying 700 passengers and 143 cars. The MV Isle of Lewis was transferred to the Oban and Isle of Barra route.



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