If you’re looking for natural beauty with a side of sublime solitude then Ullapool in the Northern Highlands should be on your travel list this year.
Ullapool in the Scottish HighlandsUllapool, Loch Broom and the North West Scottish Highlands are indeed a gateway to the scattering of 50 remote islands that comprise Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, but are also a destination in their own right. Blessed by the magic touch of the Gulf Stream, Loch Broom enjoys a mild climate, which is perfectly exemplified at the subtropical gardens of Inverewe. Throw in stirring mountainscapes, Iron Age forts, ancient churches and unique Highland homes passed down through generations, and it’s clear to see why Ullapool makes an alluring destination for far-flung romantic getaways and solo escapes.
Tucked away on the south shores of Loch Broom, Ullapool is the perfect holiday destination for that special occasion or spontaneous staycation. The picturesque fishing village is around an hour North of Loch Ness and Inverness airport, making it easily accessible as well as a great base for discovering the popular beauty spots of Ross-shire, Sutherland and The Black Isle. From walking long inland footbaths to climbing rocky highland summits and nature watching, visitors with a penchant for the great outdoors will be spoilt for choice when sojourning in Ullapool. After a day of exploring, there will be nothing more inviting than the lure of a luxury highland cottage or hideaway mountain lodge with an open fire and local malt whisky.