The Scottish Highlands is home to the small town of Ullapool. Founded in 1788 to be a fishing port, mainly for herring, the town today is known as a popular tourist stop during your trek to the Scottish country side.
Being in Scotland, it's not surprising that one of the favorite pastimes is the game of golf. Ullapool is home to a wonderfully challenging course, Golspie Golf Club. Built in the late 1800s, it is hard enough to challenge even the most experienced golfer but it can still be enjoyed by the most novices of players. Even if you are not into chasing the white ball around the greens and are with a group that want to play you can still enjoy the club. While watching your friends, or family play the game, you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery that the club is known for.
Ullapool might be a small town, but it is the largest town in its area. Thanks to its harbor a popular tourist attraction is the ferry. Visitors enjoy taking one of the visitors from Ullapool to the nearby Islands. They can spend a wonderfully interesting day roaming the islands viewing not just the beauty of the island but the wonderful array of wildlife. You can see many unique birds and might get to see some sea life such as dolphins or seals.
Ullapool's harbor is also a great place to charter a boat to go fishing. Being known as a fishing port makes this spot popular for those who enjoy the sport of fishing. Herring fishing is obviously the most popular form of fishing in this port.
Another great thing that the area is known for is scuba diving. The harbor makes it easy to charter boats for such activities and being right on water deep enough to dive makes it popular place to take lessons or even check out some wreckage on the sea floor.
Water sports in general are a popular past time for many visitors to the area. But swimming, surfing, swimming, and diving are not the only things to do here. The scenery is a huge reason people visit the area. And who wouldn't love this picturesque view. With the sea on one side and mountain ranges on the other you have many spectacular views.
The views of the mountains are not the only thing they are good for. The Teallach Mountains are close enough to the town for visitors to enjoy climbing and hiking on. Some of these mountains can be deceptively treacherous. It is important to plan ahead prior to heading up the side of the mountain even if you are an experienced climber. Those that just want to wander the mountain side paths to enjoy a nice nature hike should stay close to the smaller hills or straight paths that can be easily maneuvered. If you are interested in taking some of the mountain paths on a hike it is important that you have a compass and possibly a map to ensure you don't get lost.
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