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North Road, Ullapool, Scotland

Morefield Motel Ullapool Scotland

Ullapool Guide

Ullapool is on the coast of the North West Highlands of Scotland. Prehistoric settlements dating back to the Picts and from the Vikings around 800 AD surround the village, along with crofting townships, many of which were emptied during the 'Highland Clearances'. The village as it is today was designed by Thomas Telford and established as a fishing station in 1788 and there is still a considerable influence from the sea, both the local fishing fleet and many visiting boats from the E.U. and as far a field as Africa and Russia. You can watch many of these boats unloading their catches at the pier.

Ullapools' location offers visitors a fabulous base to tour the Highlands. We are 60 miles North of Inverness where there is rail and air links to all of the UK. The ferry terminal at Ullapool harbour runs a daily service to the Isle of Lewis (in the summer this can be 2 or 3 times a day). Routes south of Ullapool pass through Gairloch and Poolewe to Kyle of Lochalsh and the bridge to Skye. North takes travellers through Lochinver and offers a choice of routes to the Northern coast and John O' Groats through locations such as Kylesku and Dornoch.

There is a choice of activities for all tastes in and around Ullapool. The surrounding countryside offers limitless walking and climbing and local companies can arrange climbs for those needing assistance. There is also a lot of fishing available, in fresh water lochs, some rivers and the sea. We can advise you where to get your permits if you wish to try this. There is a choice of boat cruises running from Ullapool harbour that take trips to Lochbroom and the Summer Islands encountering seals, porpoise, dolphin, whales and sea eagles.

The village also has a good music scene and plays host to a dance, book, music and guitar festival throughout the year along with the popular Beer Festival held in October every year at the Morefield Motel.

Morefield Motel Ullapool


Facts about Ullapool
Population 1,541
Name Norse 'Ulla-Bolstadr' meaning 'Ulla's steading'
Founded 1788

Events & Festivals

As well as regular music and arts events throughout the year, Ullapool has become famous for its annual festivals.

Event Season
Ullapool Book Festival May
Ullapool Skiff Regatta July
Loopallu Music Festival September
Ullapool Guitar Festival October
Ullapool Beer Festival October

Highland OutdoorsEnjoy the Surroundings

The roads, beaches, coast and mountains all over walks, climbs, fishing, shooting and the sheer pleasure of driving and exploring the unspoilt surroundings that make up the Highlands. We play host to a number of car and motorbike clubs that base themselves at the Morefield and take excursions north and south. We are also visited by many travellers following the North Coast 500 - a new route around the Highlands that is described by many as Scotland's equivalent of the US Route 66. Contact us if we can help answer and queries or advise further.

Must Visit

There are a number of places we recommend you should visit and things to do when you stay here.