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Address: Ullapool, Scotland

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Ullapool <-> Stornoway with Cal-Mac (25% discount with blue badge).

First crossings on the new(-ish) car ferry, MV Loch Seaforth - a name fondly familiar to many grey-haired travellers from an earlier, less frantic era. A great improvement for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
David F
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Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
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Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First crossings on the new(-ish) car ferry, MV Loch Seaforth - a name fondly familiar to many grey-haired travellers from an earlier, less frantic era. A great improvement for families compared with its predecessor, MV Isle of Lewis, although many regulars will miss the latter's cavernous bar and impromptu ceilidhs. Still manages to feel like an adventure, even though one's... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us sailed from Ullapool to Stornoway on a very stormy evening expecting the crossing to be unpleasant. However the new ferry, which has been designed with additional stabilisers, performed superbly and the crossing was exceptionally smooth. The interior of the boat is modern, spacious and comfortable. The food serving area is rather small and queues can build up,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway is very well appointed and food prices very reasonable. Toilets were extremely clean and the car parking arrangements easy and smooth. The views are super.Look out for dolphins.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After crossing from Uig to Tarbert and spending a night on Scalpay we returned to the main land via Stornoway >> Ullapool. The difference between the two ferries and the crossing is remarkable. On the one hand an older yet robust and workman like vessel and on the other a modern well equipped vessel with all mod cons. I know... More 

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San Francisco
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145 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We finally got to take the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool and it was a wonderful experience to sail around the horn and into Ullapool. We had stayed on the waterfront in Ullapool a few years ago but never had a chance to take the ferry even though we saw it coming and leaving every day. It is a very... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

seemd more like an cruise than a ferry. modern boat wth all facilities. calm sunny day the trip starts at Ulla pool, leaves the short estuary and passes through a number of island as it makes its way to the open sea. As land fell away behind usm we looked forward and lewis was appearing. Spent the whole crossing on... More 

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Thank ianbingham
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had been warned about this new ferries reputation for embarrassing unreliability but no problem on my trip. Typical floating motorway cafe style you've been on one you've been on them all. Being a Calmac user of many years I went nowhere near the cafe! Stock up on eats before boarding.

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Thank twozerouk .
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The Minch is a wonderful way to see the landscape from the sea in a sturdy ferry boat that is operated by professionals.

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Thank Peter_BC7349OP
los angeles
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104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a trip on a CalMac ferry. This time we took a brand new ship from Ullapool to Stornoway, a wonderful ship with comfortable, plush indoor seating as well as more basic outdoor chairs . There is food available, including hot breakfast. We got the departure time wrong but they saved a car-sized... More 

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UK
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We took a trip to Lewis on the Calmac ferry. Great value. Lovely ship. Spotlessly clean. Food and drinks reasonable. Saw an abundance of Dolphins, porpoises and seal plus spectacular scenery.

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