Inchnadamph Lodge Hostel
Inchnadamph Lodge, Elphin, Ullapool, IV27 4HL, United Kingdom
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Ullapool (Scotland, U.K.)
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Shore Street's evening light
Birds eye view of Ben More Coigach
What things is there to do in Ullapool
There are lots of things to do in ullapool like riding ponies on the beach and going out and catching wild haggis for the whole family.
I would advise you to travel to the town of dumbarton due to its its vast cultural society lovely scenery and infuential areas, which have an effect on the EU. The area will be welcoming and accept you with open arms (10 inch blade).
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Travel Tips for Ullapool
If you are visiting Ullapool, or coming to work here for the season, there are various places where you can get internet access. The first is obviously the youth hostels. Both hostels in town have internet access, at reasonable rates, available at certain times of the day to non-residents as well. But for fast, free access, try the Ullapool library. Its situated in the school, and after a simple, 5 minute sign up procedure, you can access the net for half an hour a day, 5 days a week. Totally free. Its on the North road, the big building on the right...
The Loch no-one knows of...
There's a fantastic walk over Ullapool hill that takes you to a Loch hidden in the mountains, which is incredibly peaceful, with stunning scenery. The walk is about 1 1/2 hours each way, with a couple of steeper gradients, but should eb handled with little difficulty by most walkers. Well worth the effort of getting there.
Only problem is that there are plans to build Power Pylons right across the front of the Loch, and on past Ullapool. It's totally going to ruin the area's appeal.
For a different perspective of Ullapool, head round to the other side of the loch. Its a 20 minute drive, the road is in good condition, the scenery is (as always) stunning, and if you go around far enough you'll get a lovely view of Ullapool. Just watch out for the sheep!
To get there, head back down toward Inverness, take the first major right-hand turn over the bridge, down the tree-lined drive, and then the next right again. follow that road as far as you like :-)
The village of Ullapool was founded in 1788 by Thomas Telford and the British Fisheries Society as a fishing port. The main goal was to exploit a boom in herring fishing around that time. While this was a success, overfishing resulted in a decline from the 1830's and by 1900 the venture was designed as a failure. This left a town which was nicely laid out and well planned with little economic future. It took another 20 years or so for the fishing fleets from eastern Scotland to return and discover the benefits of Ullapools safe anchorage on the western shores. Fishing has remained the heart of the economy of the town. Factory ships sailing from Russian and Eastern Europe have brought about a small cosmopolitan flavour to the town. Cruise ships also anchor just off shore.
Ullapool and the surrounding area is popular for hill walking - the landscape around here is spectacular. Leisure sailors are also an attraction and there are several summer boat trips available to view the local wildlife such as seals, otters and dolphins. The old parish church covers a variety of topics which includes crofting, fishing, emigration and the history of Ullapool and the surrounding area.
Ullapool is a good base for exploring the north west of Scotland as we did. All that I have included as 'off the beaten path' was either done on the way to Ullapool or from there. Unfortunately I don't have much on Ullapool itself.
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