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Ullapool Cruise Port Tours – 2024

Travelling from Inverness to deliver our 2024 Ullapool Cruise Port Tours is fairly easy for us, and so we delight in meeting cruise ships to take passengers on our private tours. You travel in comfort during our private group tours due to our roomy and air-conditioned seven-passenger vehicles.

What to do with a day in Ullapool Cruise Port

Ullapool is a great port to make landfall in. Whichever way you head along the coast there are the wealth of things to see and do within easy reach. As a result, we have two tours available, one going north and the other south.

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Ardvreck Castle and Geopark Tour from Ullapool Cruise Port

The Castle and Rocks tour begins with a panoramic drive around the town of Ullapool. Then we will tour through the North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark. We will visit Knockan Crag, Ardvreck Castle and Kylesku Bridge. We will call in at the Rock Stop and visit Lochinver in the afternoon. If time permits then we may return by the famous “Wee Mad Road”.

Inverewe Gardens and Waterfalls Tour from Ullapool Cruise Port

The Inverewe Gardens and Waterfalls tour begins with a panoramic 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 History

The Ullapool that we see today dates mainly from 1788. The British Fisheries Society determined upon this site for a new planned town and port. So they engaged the famous civil engineer Thomas Telford and David Aitken, and the trim grid pattern streets of tidy white cottages is the result. The village centrepiece is the Fowler Memorial Clock. Sir John Fowler, local landowner and eminent engineer lived close by at Braemore. An appreciative local population erected the clock to commemorate the loss of John Fowler’s sons and grandson, killed in action. It is an attractive clock and as a result is said to be the most photographed in the Highlands.

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What does Ullapool mean?

In keeping with many areas of the west coast, this area of Wester Ross was occupied by the Vikings around the 800’s AD. The name Ullapool is because this place was originally “Olaf’s Bol” or “Olaf’s Bol-Stadr” meaning Olaf’s Farm Steading.

What is Ullapool famous for?

Ullapool has long been famous as one of the main ferry ports or jumping off points for the Outer Hebrides. The ferry to Stornoway runs from here and so the town always has a bustle about it. Back in the 1970’s Ullapool was most unusual in that it was generally possible to see up to seventy huge eastern bloc factory fishing ships (called Klondykers) moored in Loch Broom; and this was long before the end of the cold war.

Ullapool Cruise Port Custom Tours

If you wish to see and do other things while in Ullapool we can accommodate that too. We can build a custom tour adding any other places, activities or experiences for you.

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