About Ullapool area
Our recommended B&B accommodation in the Ullapool / Lochinver region covers a large and sparsely populated area which includes the communities of Ullapool, Achiltibuie and as far north as Stoer & Kylesku, near Lochinver.
Ullapool is one of the liveliest towns on the North West coast and you will almost always be able to find a pub with live music playing during the summer months. Lochinver is, by way of contrast, a place where you can go to experience the peace and quiet of the Assynt wilderness.
The village of Ullapool was developed in 1788 as a project by the British Fisheries Society who aimed to capitalise on the prolific stocks of herring in Loch Broom. As a result, the village is a neat array of wide streets that run parallel to the shore front. The herring stocks started to decline in the 1830’s, but fishing is still a contributor to the Ullapool economy and you should be able to see some fishing boat activity during your visit.
Lochinver also owes its existence to fishing and it is now a more active fishing port than Ullapool. The village doesn’t feel quite as quaint or homely as Ullapool as it is spread out over a wider area. However, Lochinver does have a great backdrop with the very distinctive dome of the Suilven mountain dominating the skyline.
If you want to learn more about attractions around the Ullapool area have a look at our Travel Blogs and Videos:
In the Ullapool / Lochinver area, we recommend B&B accommodation in:
Young Children are accepted in 5 properties, and pets are accepted by arrangement in 3.
In addition to the places that we recommend from personal visits, this guide lists 6 additional properties which have been recommended to us by our friends, family and clients.
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