Inverewe Gardens and Waterfalls Tour from Ullapool Cruise Ship Port – Itinerary
The Inverewe Gardens and Waterfalls Tour from Ullapool Cruise Ship Port begins with a drive around the town of Ullapool. Then we will visit Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach. The main destination is Inverewe Gardens. After lunchtime we visit Gairloch, and the return will include a memorable photostop.
Ullapool is a beautiful planned port and fishing town founded in 1788. Photographers love it. This is because the white cottages contrast beautifully with the blue sea and the dark red sandstone mountains. Our tour will include a panoramic of the town before departing.
Corrieshalloch Gorge is a famous canyon where the Falls of Measach tumble 46 metres (150 feet) into the abyss. A forest walk takes you to the suspension bridge and, farther on, a superb photo viewing platform. As a result you are assured the opportunity for great photographs. The path leads you through a wonderland of rare mosses, worts and ferns flourishing due to the waterfall’s nourishing spray.
The Destitution Road
The Destitution Road goes west, to the bays of beautiful Wester Ross where you’ll hear stories of the Highland Clearances. We’ll also reveal the dark secret of Gruinard Bay; Desmond Bagley, Greg Bear and Frederick Forsyth all including the bay in their thrilling works of fiction as a result!
Inverewe Gardens, created by Osgood Mackenzie from 1870, are the main visit of the day; due to being a must-see for all garden lovers. There are 50 acres of sub-tropical wonderland and as a result there are exotics and specimens from all around the world, such as Chile, the Himalayas, New Zealand and China. There is also a shop, restaurant and visitor centre onsite.
Gairloch is our next stop. Although this tour is called the Ullapool Gardens and Waterfalls Tour, it can deliver far more. Depending upon how much time you spend in the Gardens, Gairloch has options. You could enjoy a walk along the beach to the ruins of an Iron Age Fort or a visit to a picturesque harbour. Depending on back-on-board time the tour could take a different route back. Either way there will be time for yet another couple of fabulous viewpoints enroute. This could perhaps be overlooking Loch Maree, or if we return directly it will be the outlook across the Summer Isles.
Inverewe Gardens and Waterfalls Tour – Price
Inverewe Gardens and Waterfalls Tour from Ullapool Cruise Ship Port -Departure
The tour departs from just outside the harbour gates. We will always inform you directly if there is any alteration of departure point.