Book Cottage Ceol-na-Mara Cottage online or go to Cottages4you for other areas throughout Scotland and the Highlands and Islands. Or Contact Mrs Ross direct on (+44) 01854 633237 for details of the two cottages and bed and breakfast at Camusnagaul, 30 miles south of Ullapool.
Ceol-na-Mara (Music of the sea) - Camusnagaul. Sleeps up to 6. Pets are welcome. Accommodation consists of Open plan lounge/dining room with kitchen area & double bed settee, shower room toilet & basin, 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin.
At Camusnagaul we have a range of holiday accommodation including holiday cottages, bed and breakfast and a high quality / low cost hostel and Highland bunkhouse Sail Mhor. You can find out more about our cottages or go to our Scottish highland home page.
Our small community of Camusnagaul is situated between Ullapool and Poolewe / Gairloch and we hope you stop on your journey at our tea room "Maggie's" where we will be delighted to see you. We also have a range of gifts and presents in our gift shop suitable for all the family and at a range of prices that even kids can afford. Our tea room serves lunches and snacks from April to October.
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Ullapool in Highland Scotland
Ullapool is the main Highland community linking the north west of Scotland (Sutherland and Caithness) to the west of Scotland (Wester Ross) while providing the ferry point to the Outer Hebrides - Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Ullapool is perfect as a holiday centre to explore the highlands of Scotland and you will also enjoy the Highland hospitality in the pubs and hotels in Ullapool.
In summer there is boat trips to the Summer Isles and around Loch Broom where you will see wildlife including seals, dolphins and birds. You can also arrange to go on fishing and scuba diving trips from Ullapool.
The Ullapool to Stornoway Ferry arriving at Ullapool
We hope you enjoy our mini guide to Ullapool. The scenery around Ullapool is outstanding and is one of the many reasons why people love to visit the Scottish Highlands. Ullapool is close to Inverness, less than 2 hrs drive and is well worth the effort to visit and explore. We are 6 hrs drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Ullapool - View of nearby mountains in Spring from Ullapool
You can of course fly into Inverness and hire a car to explore the Scottish Highlands. While Inverness is sometimes called the gateway to the Highlands, Ullapool is the real gateway to north Highlands and Islands. You visit to the Outer Hebrides from here as well as north to Sutherland and Caithness and south towards Poolewe and Gairloch. Near to Ullapool and next to Dundonnell is Camusnagaul, our small community that we also hope you take time to visit.
Ullapool is a small and important town on the north west coast of Scotland, it is situated within 2 hrs drive from Inverness and is close to many of the areas in the Scottish Highlands that people love to visit. I am sure you will have heard of the gardens at Poolewe - Inverewe, the Summer Islands, Gruinard Bay and the infamous Gruinard Island along with other small communities including Aultbea, Dundonnell and further south Gairloch, one of the gems in the area of Wester Ross.
To the north of Ullapool is the fantastic area of Sutherland and Caithness where some of the landscapes will make you feel you are in another planet, not just another country, wild and rugged, yet it also has it's gentle countryside and many small villages, hamlets and historical locations.
Lochinver and Kinlochbervie are two of the communities you must visit if travelling north from Ullapool, and if you do get to Kinlochbervie then take a day or two to look around Old Shore More and the famous and mysterous (supposingly haunted athough I have never seen the ghosts) Sandwood Bay. If you are like us and take your dogs with you nearly everywhere you should be aware that dogs are not allowed on the walk to Sandwood Bay. If you are asked you to keep your dog on a lead (posters and signs) you must always do that even when your dog is well behaved. If you follow the rules then you will have a great day out with your dog and eveyone including sheep and wildlife will be kept safe.
At Lochinver and Kinlochbervie are fishermans missions where you can get a cracking fish and chip supper. The fish and chip shops in Ullapool are also excellent and if you buy one of the jumbo fish just be aware they do mean "big".
Further north are many more places to discover including Durness, Smoo Cave and the lighthouse at Cape Wrath. This website has information on areas around Ullapool and south of Ullapool towards Poolewe and Gairloch.
Below is a picture of the view over Gruinard Bay looking towards Ullapool
While Gruinard Bay can't be said to be "near Ullapool", it is around a 1.5 hrs drive from Ullapool it is one of the closest and best beaches around where you will find a very safe beach for all the family. Dogs are also allowed on the beach as long as you keep them under control and clean up after you. Gruinard beach is one of our favourite places and you can often see eagles flying overhead. It is also a place I collect cockles for cooking, you will often find them just under the surface of the sand when the tide is going out. Don't collect too many, just enough to have a tasty snack, they are great cooked with fried bacon.
Below is a picture of the An Teallach mountains where you can experience great hill walking and mountain climbing in the same area.
The area around Ullapool is famous for mountains such as Fisherfield and An Teallach. Many of our mountains are Munros, that is they are over 3,000 feet high and while there are many places you can go for an easy walk into the hills you should always be aware that the mountains and hills can also be treacherous and make sure you take a map and compass with you. The walks we tend to do with our dogs are "on the flat" so to speak and keep to well marked paths. You can see a few pictures we have taken on one of our walks towards Fisherfield, An Teallach range being nearby.
Activities around Ullapool include walking, as already mentioned, sailing, sight seeing, surfing, fishing, golf just to mention a few. A popular holiday activity is a cruise around the Summer Islands and one of these is offered in a high speed boat, so hang on tight and go for an adventure of a lifetime with Seascape for exciting boat trips around Ullapool and the Summer Islands. And for individuals and groups you can hire your own charter boat from Richard Ross who runs a charter service called Creag Ard Charters. Richard has a new boat this season, bigger and better than his old one and it is ideal for scuba diving trips around the Summer Isles, fishing and personalised cruises around the islands and Loch Broom. Visit his website now for more details or phone Richard on +44 (0)1854 633380 or mobile +44 07715 075460 or simply e-mail him on email@example.com.
Pictures of Ullapool
You can find a few more local pictures on our Ullapool picture page.
Holiday Accommodation near Ullapool
From Ullapool you can travel by boat to many of the Islands on the West Coast of Scotland and for an unusual and interesting holiday idea I suggest you have a look at Shetland Geotours. Shetland Geotours give you 'off -the-beaten-track' experiences to enjoy the fascinating landscapes, geology, archaeology, history and wildlife of the Shetland Islands.
Kilbrannan Holiday House: 4 Star Self-Catering near Ullapool, Ross-shire. 3 star new house in Braes of Ullapool, among wonderful mountain scenery, sleeps up to 6 persons (No smoking / Sorry No Pets.)
Online Map of Scotland to find the location of your holiday cottage or hotel.
Ullapool is a popular holiday centre for visitors to Scotland and you will find all the things that make a holiday in the Scottish Highlands special - coastal areas, mountains including Munros, the nearby Summer Islands, wildlife including dolphins, seals, wild deer and golden eagles. In fact if you love wildlife the Scottish Highlands around Ullapool is ideal.
Ullapool the official guide to Ullapool
Seaforth in Ullapool
The area is also famous for its brown trout fishing, hill walking, climbing, sailing, scuba diving, pony trekking and many other holiday activities.
Tourist information on Ullapool
There are many hotels, bed & breakfast accommodation available at Ullapool and we list the best web sites where you can find out where to stay in the our Ullapool website and information page
More on Charlie's Holiday blog page!
Maggie's tea room and Craft Shop near Ullapool at Dundonnell.
Ullapool Sea Adventure for wildlife trips from Ullapool Harbour.