Welcome to The Ceilidh Place.

We are a Hotel, Bunkhouse, Café / Bar, Restaurant, Bookshop & Music Venue based in Ullapool in the epic and beautiful surroundings of Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands.

The Ceilidh Place

Come And Be Welcome

"Lovely, warm and welcoming, it is one of our favourite places to stay."

Ceilidh Place Accommodation


Our rooms are simply furnished, comfortable and peaceful.

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Ceilidh Place Food & Drinks

Food & Drink

Wonderfully wholesome and flavoursome dishes served all day.

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Ceilidh Place Bookshop


An eclectic mix of quality books with a Scottish literary bias.

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Ceilidh Place Weddings

Weddings & Functions

The Ceilidh Place is the perfect intimate venue for your wedding.

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Ceilidh Place Art

Art Gallery

Young unknown and established artists regularly exhibit throughout the year.

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Ceilidh Place Live Music

What's On

Live Music can often be enjoyed at our Award Winning Venue

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The Commercial Christmas Resistance Movement began at The Ceilidh Place in 2004. It’s remit to find an alternative to the excesses of the high street and provide a refuge from tinsel, turkey & canned carols. Instead we offer a wonderful buffet mostly of Middle Eastern style food, to which everyone is invited, and we ask for donations to help children through small organizations who work for better things.

Money raised this year will go to charities to aid famine in Yemen and Medical Aid for Palestine.

Come and stay or come on the day – Doors open at 12noon; buffet starts at 1pm

Opening times:
24 December: 8am-11pm
25 December: : Buffet 1pm-4pm; Bar 12noon-8pm
26 December: : 8am-11pm

Hogmanay dinner & Ceilidh - £70 per person

The evening starts at 7pm with a four course dinner served from 7:30pm followed by a traditional ceilidh from 10pm until 1am with Dagger Gordon, Iain MacBeath and Duncan McGillivray.

Ne’er Day concert only £30 per person

Doors open at 9pm with music from two of Scotland’s leading Trad bands. Fras and the award-winning Elephant Sessions – truly a night not to be missed! Tickets cost £30 per person. Tickets go on sale from mid-November.

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Our History

The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool grew out of Broomview Cottage and was started in 1970 by the actor Robert Urquhart, who was born there in 1921.

He started a small café in the boatshed with aspirations that it became a place for eating, meeting, talking and singing. A place to be.

There were no guarantees, no promises, but maybe life could change here; that was the hope. There were magical nights when musicians played and hearts were broken. There were magical days when the summer sun shone on ‘til midnight. There was, it seemed, all of life in one small Ceilidh Place.

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About Ceilidh Place

We are situated in Ullapool in the north of Scotland.

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