Discover beyond the obvious

Ullapool Tours was created out of a need for a new visitor experience for people who wish to discover beyond the obvious, get a feel for places, and connect to the people living here through the centuries and now.

You will love our tours if you have a curious mind, appreciate good stories, and cherish real insights. We offer a local private guide for you and your party who enjoys to share their expert knowledge in a relaxed way. All tours are carefully designed to ensure you have a first-class experience, sufficient time to enjoy the wonderful scenery and room for any questions you might have.

After a soft launch in summer 2022, we have had our first full season in 2023. Our enthusiasm and passion have been contagious to our guests and we love welcoming people from all over the world. Our experience in the tourism industry, in tour guiding, working in Ullapool Museum and managing one of the local book shops as well as our personalities have shaped our tours into a combination of insightful facts and entertaining stories, answering questions and provoking new ones, inspiring curiosity and offering new perspectives on our beautiful part of the world.

Our guests love our broad range of topics, our expertise and thorough research, the maps, old photos and illustrations we bring along, our friendly, caring and relaxed attitude, the connections they can make and our humour. Don’t just take our word for it, check out our lovely Tripadvisor reviews, all 5 stars 🙂

Ullapool Tours is locally run. We are two women, best friends and always on the hunt for new books, articles and stories about history, geology, folklore, nature and wildlife, and archaeology. Some of our research has gone into our ‘This is Ullapool’ guide book which we published in 2020. You can find a copy in Ullapool’s bookshops and the VisitScotland iCentre (tourist information). Right now, we are working on a new book project, available in 2024 (hopefully).

When we are not working you can often find us at a beach or up a hill exploring geology or archaeological remains, or just walking amidst the breathtaking beauty of the landscape. And, on a lazy Sunday morning, we enjoy having home-made oat bannocks and eggs for brunch, doing Kakuro puzzle competitions, and studying maps and walking paths to plan our next outing.

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We advocate slow, eco-friendly tourism that creates a deep connection between you, the visitor, and the places you visit. You support the local economy and green tourism when you choose us.

We also try to keep the carbon footprint of our business and tours as low as possible, for example by walking to the start point of our tours. Besides being good for the environment, booking a tour on foot with us in these beautiful surroundings is a great way to be active, get some fresh air and exercise, unwind, and leave all your stress behind.

We are excited to meet you on one, or more 🙂 of our tours!

“Our mission is to provide engaging and thoroughly researched historic tours for curious people like you who wish to experience our heritage, connect with places, and hear the stories of the people who lived here.“

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Our Publications

Your book companions for ullapool and the surrounding area
guide book 'This is Ullapool'

Learn about the history of Ullapool from its creation as a planned fishing village to the popular tourist destination that it is today. Follow our self-guided Walk through Ullapool that combines a detailed route description with information on the local history. Step back even further in time to discover the remains of the area's rich archaeological past. Find out about the geological events that shaped this beautiful part of the world. Two walks with accompanying maps, the River and Hill Walk, take you on a journey to explore the natural setting and savour the breathtaking views Ullapool has to offer. Experience the surroundings of Ullapool by venturing out on our short excursions that can all be reached within 30 minutes from Ullapool by car. Things to do in Ullapool and useful information are also included in this travel guide. Enjoy your visit to our lovely village!

'This is Ullapool' is stocked by the Ceilidh Place Bookshop, Ullapool Bookshop and the Visit Scotland iCentre.

We are happy to post our guide book to you if you live in the UK, please send us an email for details.

Story collection 'Characters & Tales from Lochbroom, Coigach and Assynt'

New for summer 2024 is our fabulous collection of selected stories from Lochbroom, Coigach and Assynt. Years of research, lots of passion, sweat and a few tears, as well as many chocolate cakes led to this book of our favourite tales of the past. Many of these fantastic stories sound like folklore, but in fact they are all true! Meet the extraordinary people who lived here and follow their colourful adventures. Some tales will amaze you, some will make you smile, some are tragic - a mirror of life in the area. An unmissable read full of stories of courage, mischief, resistance, vanity and lies. If you love a good story, are interested in local characters and history, and want to find out about life through the centuries at the northwest coast of the Scottish Highlands, this is the book for you - great for a rainy day by the fire with a wee dram!

'Characters & Tales from Lochbroom, Coigach and Assynt' will be available from late summer 2024.

We are grateful
for support by AND Cooperation