Ullapool Explorer Tour
2 hour entertaining walking tour through the scenic fishing village of Ullapool, full of fascinating facts and captivating stories. Enjoy the benefits of a local, private tour guide and ask us anything you want to know!
Our popular Ullapool Explorer Tour is the best choice to get to know Ullapool’s rich past and heritage and listen to fascinating stories of local people and events. We cover the historic parts of Ullapool and walk along a scenic coastal path and next to Ullapool river. Our knowledgeable, friendly guides will present history in a charming and engaging way and ensure you get real insights and have a good time. Enjoy the views while you discover Ullapool’s early settlers and Viking heritage, and marvel at the geological events that shaped the landscape. Immerse yourself in stories about fishing history, clearances and emigration and hear some of our favourite tales of the past. The tours starts right in the centre of the village.
See below of some of the highlights of this tour. We also offer a 1.25 Characters and Stories Tour, a 1 hour Compact Tour if you are short of time or a bespoke tour with a hike up Ullapool Hill or a visit to Ullapool Museum. Please see our website for details for all tours.
Highlights Ullapool Explorer Tour:
Hear all about how Ullapool was planned and built as a fishing port by the British Fisheries Society in the late 18th century.
Discover how geological features like the Moine Thrust, glaciers from the last Ice Age, and raised beaches shaped the landscape before you.
Empathise with the Highlanders who, faced with poverty and a lack of prospects, emigrated to Canada on board the ship Hector.
Encounter the Herring Girls, the women who did the exhausting work of gutting and salting the fish in often harsh conditions.
Admire how local people who emigrated built a successful life in America in the early 20th century.
Step back in time to find out about Ullapool's Viking heritage and Lochbroom's early settlers who built duns thousands of years ago.
Uncover how the lives of people in Ullapool changed after the large herring shoals (silver darlings) disappeared.
Shake your head in disbelief while listening to the captivating story of an infamous woman of Lochbroom and her dubious life.
Be amazed at the vibrant trade and exchange between the crews of the Klondyker factory ships and the inhabitants of Ullapool in the 1970s to 1990s.
A range of old photographs will connect you to the people who used to live here and bring the past to life.
See you in Ullapool!
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Embark on an adventure and travel with us through the centuries. If you want to connect with places and people, and love a good story, we got you covered! Experience history, geology, archaeology and immerse yourself in stories. Go on an entertaining walking tour through the scenic fishing village of Ullapool. Explore the spectacular landscape of the northwest coast on our nature and history walking tours, or go further afield on a full- or half-day adventure. Enjoy a five star experience, first class customer service, get real insights and a very warm welcome from our friendly local guides!
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