The (tender) dock is within walking distance of town. The tender ride is only some 200 meters from the pier.
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Ullapool is full of souvenir/craft shops, guest houses and hotels, it bustles all day long in summertime with people arriving off the ferry from Stornoway on Lewis or waiting for the next one. The current population is about 1300 people.
The Ullapool Museum in the old church in West Argyle Street won the Scottish Museum of the Year award for 1996. The church was restored in 1995 and now has an audio-visual display about the local area and people with a commentary available in several languages. Touch-screens and audio-phones are located around the museum. The displays housed in the galleries can be viewed by video if you unable to climb the stairs. Some of the historical material which illustrates all aspects of Highland life came from the exhibition organized for the town's bicentenary in 1988. This includes old books, ships ledgers and records detailing the emigrants who set off for Canada and New Zealand. Henry Beer has written a fascinating article on the Hector which left Loch Broom in 1773 with 179 people bound for Nova Scotia.
The surrounding area offers a unique range of breathtaking excursion experiences; Gruinard Bay, Inverewe Botanical Gardens, Falls of Measach, Knockan Crag Geopark, Castle Leod, Loch Ness, Castle Urquhart, Coigach & Assynt Mountains, Leckmelm Arboreteum all within easy reach.
Ullapool is a great center for hill walking and it's an ideal base for touring the beautiful landscape of the north-west Highlands. You might be able to spot some deer around here.
There are plenty opportunities for shopping in quality craft and gift outlets and a chance to sample fine local cuisine from a range of award winning cafés and bistros.
The currency throughout the UK is the pound (£). You may also hear the slang term quid for pounds. Scottish bank notes are frowned upon in other parts of the UK, so change the notes before leaving Scotland.
Cash machines (ATM) or less formally 'holes in the wall' are very widely available and usually dispense £10 and £20 notes.
Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, are accepted by most shops and restaurants.
English is spoken throughout the country, but sometimes with heavy accents!
Most cafe's and restaurants offer free WiFi.
The local emergency telephone number is 999, however the EU-wide 112 can also be used.
Shopping hours are in general:
Small stores 6 or 7 days a week (10am - 6pm)
Larger stores in general stay open til' 9PM
Hyper marts often 24/7
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