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Pretty UK village which could be in Norway named Britain’s most beautiful



The UK’s coastline is dotted with a bevy of beautiful towns and villages that attract tens of thousands of tourists every single year.

Some are more famous than others, but every single location contributes to the UK’s bustling tourism economy.

One is Ullapool in Scotland, a village that looks as if it belongs in Norway or Sweden, but is one which finds itself northwest of Inverness, and west of the Scottish Highlands.

The village may have a population of less than 2,000 people, but this hasn’t stopped people from trekking hundreds of miles to enjoy what it has to offer.

Visit Scotland said the village, which sits on the shores of Loch Broom is great for people looking to explore nature. They explained: “Situated in one of the least spoilt natural environments in the UK, it boasts a wealth of things to see and do.

“There is a great choice of varied walks in the area including mountains, rocky coasts and long inland footpaths with a good portion of the finest summits in the north west Highlands too.

“The town makes a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside and touring Wester Ross and the Highlands with Inverness being only an hour’s drive south and Stornoway and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides are just a short ferry ride away.

Described as an outdoor paradise with a ‘Scandinavian twinkle in winter and Canadian-style adrenaline in summer’ and voted one of the UK’s top 10 outdoor destinations by Outdoor Fitness magazine, the town guarantees a truly unforgettable experience.

Near to Ullapool are several impressive nature trails including the Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, the Bone Caves, and the Falls of Measach.

In the village itself, people can visit the local museum that tells the story of its history and those who call it their home while there are also places for people to grab a bite to eat after a hard day’s exploring.

The official Ullapool website says that some settlements in the area date back as far as 2,000 years.

They said: “A walk into the bay where it rewards you with a fort system that has been dated as over 2,500 years old and on a low tide a Viking fish trap is still evident in the bay below, an addition that was built in the 8th Century.”

One of the reasons why Ullapool has been able to survive for as long as it has is because of the fish and sea trade that kept the economy going.

Furthermore, the development and construction of a village solidified Ullapool’s position as a permanent home for many.

The official site explained: QUllapool’s fortunes varied with time but the 1970s and 80s saw a boom time that many still remember.

“Factory ships from the Eastern Bloc used to anchor off the village and process herring then mackerel to export around the world.

“Hundreds of boats worked the port and many recall the days when you could visit a bar in the village and not hear an English speaker.”

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