Things to Do

Whilst staying with Ullapool Self Catering at Tigh na Reultan Holiday Cottage, why not check out what activities there are in the area, we have listed only a few as there are so many to choose from for all ages and abilities.


Ullapool is an ideal base for those wishing to tour the beautiful Northern Highlands and Islands and take advantage of the many outdoor activities available, alternatively you may wish to just take it easy and soak up the atmosphere, charm and history of this wonderful coastal village.  


There are fantastic beaches to explore, mountains to climb, islands to visit and food and drink to sample.  We have a wonderful Pipe Band and Highland Dancers who perform at the Ferry Car Park throughout the season and we also have a wonderful theatre, the MacPhail Theatre, who have some great events throughout the year. If you get chance during your stay, check out the Screen Machine when it visits, this is a mobile Cinema that tours the Highlands and Islands.     

Ullapool a Festival Village!

We have a wonderful mixture of festivals throughout the year, our Book Festival attracts some great authors during May, we have both Junior Feis and Adult Feis,  Beer Festival and Guitar Festival and we cannot forget the best music fest in the West - Loopallu during September each year!


Ullapool and District Pipe Band and Highland Dancers

ullapool self catering pipe band Ullapool & District Junior Pipe Band




Every Thursday during the Summer Season, our Pipe Band and Highland Dancers can be seen marching from the Village Hall along Market Street and Quay Street for their weekly performance at the Ferry Terminal Carkpark.  They really are a sight to see and such an inspiration for our community.  7.30pm, Thursdays.

Screen Machine

ullapool self catering screen machine Screen Machine

"Screen Machine is an 80-seat, air conditioned mobile cinema which brings the latest films to remote and rural areas of Scotland.


Screen Machine tours more than 40 communities in the Highlands and Western Islands and each tour lasts approximately 10 weeks. Screen Machine also appears at selected film festivals.

Screen Machine is owned and operated by Regional Screen Scotland. The cinema is funded by Creative Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. Screen Machine is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The Screen Machine 15 programme of events and screenings is sponsored by Highland Fuels."

Corrieshalloch Gorge

Corrieshalloch Gorge Corrieshalloch Gorge - The National Trust Scotland

"Corrieshalloch may mean ‘Ugly Hollow’ in Gaelic, but there is nothing ugly about Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, a deep tree-shrouded chasm and beauty spot that cuts through a Highland wilderness rich in flora and fauna. Corrieshalloch is a slot gorge, or box-canyon, that was cut as far back as 2.6million years ago by Ice Age glacial meltwater. The River Droma forges through the gorge, dramatically dropping 100 metres in just 1.25km through a series of waterfalls, including the thunderous 45m high Falls of Measach."  The National Trust for Scotland

Knockan Crag

ullapool self catering knockan crag Sculpture at the North West Highlands Geopark A dramatic globe at Knockan Crag, with Lochan an Ais below. © Paul Burnett and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

"Unlock the mysteries of one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. At Knockan Crag Scotland's story of ancient oceans, vast deserts and ice sheets, crashing continents and epic journey from pole to pole is told through poetry, sculpture and interactive exhibitions.


Here you can see the internationally-famous Moine Thrust, where much older and darker Moine schists have been pushed over the younger lighter Durness limestone so the older rocks are on top of the younger ones. The theory of this dramatic rock reversal was  confirmed by two brilliant rock mappers, Benjamin Peach and John Horne of the Geological Survey in Scotland." 

Scotland's Natural Nature Reserves

The Bone Caves

Bone Caves British Geological Survey Bone Caves - British Geological Society

“There are four caves in the shadow of Creag nan Uamh.  They formed thousands of years ago, before the last ice age, as water gradually dissolved the limestone along cracks and fissures. The caves here are only shallow and are the remains of a larger cave system that extended over a wide area. Over thousands of years, the valley has gradually deepened, cutting away part of the cave system, and leaving the caves we see today high and dry on the valley side.  Excavations have unearthed the bones of wolves, bears, lynxes and arctic foxes that took refuge in these caves when Scotland’s climate was much colder than it is now. Reindeer bones and antlers have also been found, but reindeer are unlikely to have entered the caves, and so it is unclear how these remains accumulated. Human artefacts and bones have been found in the caves, but very few have been dated. However, the discovery of a 2000 year old walrus ivory pin in one of the caves tells us that people were here by the Iron Age (~700 BC to AD 500)."  British Geological Survey


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