Viking Sun (and others), Black Watch and Seabourne Quest seem to rotate in and out of this Scottish hideaway. They are not exclusive because Azamara, Artania and Windstar cruises get in there too. Ullapool is a village of the West Coast in Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands. Cromarty is a name you will hear on the shipping forecast, but to visualise its position it is around 45 miles north-west of Inverness. Carved out by glaciers in the Ice Age, the picturesque fishing village has charm and there is no need to do anything other than having tea and make friends, but attractions include the tidal Loch Broom for fishing or bird watching. The Ullapool Museum where they are into local genealogy research should you think you have ancestors from there. The Vikings ruled this coastline from their strongholds in Shetland and Orkney, and if you have not seen our Shetland film and are interested in Vikings we suggest you give it a minute. Or take a boat trip maybe to another island. If you get caught by a timeshare salesman (LOL) you may end up buying an island!

Nearby there is Tanera Mor, the main island of the Summer Isles, It is for sale! A 760-acre getaway island for sale, complete with a stone schoolhouse and 9 traditional cottages. Yes, all this could be yours for $2.3 million (or in three cheaper lots). It sustains itself with generators and wind turbines for 24-hour electricity; plus, a freshwater treatment works. Then there are the rugged cliffs, sheltered coves and beaches just as on our Shetland film. and sustains itself with generators and wind turbines for 24-hour electricity; plus, a freshwater treatment works. The details are on Rightmove

News about Ullapool Cruise port here.