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What To See & Do In Ullapool
Ullapool is a major tourist destination in Scotland. This small village can be explored in an hour or two, which is perfect for those who want to spend a day or two in a quaint holiday getaway. It is the perfect point to explore the highlands then get back to the city and enjoy music, arts and performance as it has a strong reputation for culture. If you prefer to stay in the peaceful village there is great bed and breakfast accommodation in Ullapool. Here are 5 things to do and see in Ullapool.
Ullapool and the Highlands are one of the most beautiful and mysterious landscapes in the world. Situated in Loch Broom, it offers many attractions that are simple yet breathtaking. Ullapool is a small village that you can explore on foot, so expect to do a lot of walking around to truly take in the beauty of the place. Wander to the harbor, to the Loch Broom, the hills and enjoy an hour at the Ullapool Museum. There are a few guided tours, as well, if you wish to explore the village with a knowledgeable local.
The Corrieshalloch Gorge
Corrieshalloch in Gaelic means “ugly hollow,” but there’s nothing ugly about this beautiful natural box canyon. Located on the Droma River 20 kilometers off Ullapool, the Gorge is a popular tourist attraction with a viewing platform and a Victorian suspension footbridge that gives spectacular views of the waterfalls. From the car park, visitors walk through paths along trees and plants before reaching the viewing deck. A perfect way to spend your afternoon, the Gorge is nature at its finest.
The Bone Caves at Inchnadamph
Another great attraction in Ullapool, Inchnadamph is a place with caves, tunnels and underground steams. Visitors hike the hills to the caves with the most popular one called The Bone Caves. Several years ago, countless bones of animals and humans were found inside this cave, with skeletons dating back to 3rd millennium BC. Bones of brown bear, polar bear, arctic fox, Eurasian lynx and even human bones were found inside. Though the bones are no longer there, it is still a great place to explore.
The Knockan Crag
One of the oldest landscapes in Europe, the Knockan Crag consists of rock formations that record the last 300 million years of the earth’s history. The area is known around the world as being one of the most important sites for understanding how Northern Britain’s landscape was formed. The area has an interpretation center, a car par, several walks and the popular artwork of Joe Smith, The Globe.
The Summer Queen Cruises
If you fancy some island hopping, the Summer Queen Cruises offers daily trips to Summer Isles, Annat Bay and Isle Martin. Aboard a working fishing boat, visitors get close encounters with seals, dolphins, whales and sea birds that inhabit the waters. There’s also stunning views and scenery of the islands, as well as historical points of interest. The morning tours take about 4 hours with a trip to the Summer Isles while the afternoon tour takes 2 hours and brings passengers to Annat Bay and Isle Martin.