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The Fairy Glen is a unique and unusual landscape, a geological wonder on the Isle of Skye. It is situated between the villages of Sheader and Balnacnoc.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“magical place” (60 reviews)
“small hills” (18 reviews)
“fairy tale” (19 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots in the world! It's so quiet, peaceful, and the beauty compares to none. You really feel like you're stepping into a land of fairies and expect to see one dancing. It's hilly and requires some hiking, but it's...More

Thank Restless13Soul
Reviewed 6 days ago

Initially we drove through the Fairy Glen looking for somewhere to park, and it's beautiful just to drive through. Yes it's along a narrow single track road, but Skye is full of them. Just drive carefully and considerately and it's fine. Unfortunately people were parking...More

Thank manchesterLizard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is different from most hikes. It really is just a ramble through a beautiful glen, that's got a few charming "fairy rings". As usual for Skye, totally inadequate parking. But at least no tourist buses - the road is so narrow, they can't get...More

Thank pragmatist1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there, and i am glad. It just what you imagine place where fairy live. Doesnt take long, very little place but just beautiful. There isn't car parking, but you just par your car of the road. Sometimes it can be crowded.

Thank PetraCargo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had a photo of this place I was going to paint for over a year. Finally I had a chance to visit in person. It is a magical experience. Such a beautiful but hard place to find. I was not able to climb...More

Thank MojoGwen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking for this natural attraction is not easy. You may be lucky to get in to the small car park or you may park on the road where the signs clearly ask you not to! Most people do. The walk the the fairy pools takes...More

1  Thank Diana B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feels like you're walking through a Disney movie set. Make sure to stop here. Highly recommend Uig Hotel for lunch or dinner as well.

Thank Mottsy8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not have specifically come here to see this but I am glad I have seen them. They are different. With a bit of imagination they are magical. They have their own beauty. If I had children with me they could be the base...More

Thank vintagechina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very difficult to find as it is not marked. You have to "know" or ask someone. We worried we were not on the right track as we felt like we were entering someones hidden driveway when we started up the narrow, one-track road, but plenty...More

1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for all ages, can park very close by but can be busy. I would recommend proper walking shoes as can be muddy. Fun walks to look at waterfalls, circles and look out points, highly recommend, such a pretty area.

Thank Kara P
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Mandi S
21 May 2017|
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Response from bengraver | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should walk from Uig. There is no parking in the Fairy Glen.
1 December 2015|
Response from Debrastorr |
Yes except the climb to the 'castle'. The slopes will be exciting and he/she will be able to climb to the summit of some hillocks happily. Beware rocks, and as this is open land, there may be sheep and deer poo about ..
Rachel C
5 May 2015|
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Response from Ferretaid | Reviewed this property |
It is an open area however I would leave the doggies at home to help preserve this magical gem. Please take care of this lovely place.