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Fairy Pools

Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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Fairy wonders

The Fairy pools were awesome. Good car parking and fabulous views. The paths were well worn and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laurence d
Sunderland, United Kingdom
via mobile
No Fairies to be Seen, but Pools Aplenty

June is still cold in Scotland, so the pools weren't exactly the oasis one might imagine, but they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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A magical place of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Black Cuillin mountains. The Fairy Pools is becoming increasingly popular so when you visit, please drive carefully on the single track roads, follow the parking enforcement notices and take all your litter away with you. There is a WC at the nearby Glenbrittle Campsite along with some great coffee c/o the Cuillin Coffee Co. Thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“stepping stones” (110 reviews)
“car park” (238 reviews)
“lovely walk” (62 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Fairy pools were awesome. Good car parking and fabulous views. The paths were well worn and easy to navigate. We saw some people bathing but too cold for us. One place not to be missed if touring round skye

Thank Laurence d
Reviewed 4 days ago

June is still cold in Scotland, so the pools weren't exactly the oasis one might imagine, but they are still lovely and worth the walk. We didn't walk all the way to the top of the pools since we felt the view from below was...More

Thank Mrs_Kenobi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The overall setting of the fairy pools is pretty but the pools themselves less dramatic. Usually weather in Scotland does not phase me but I think it limited our experience. It did rain quite heavily the entire time I’m sure the colors would have been...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had a long weekend so we drove over to Skye for a day from our home in Aberdeenshire on the east coast. We reached the Pools by around 11am and the first thing I noticed was that this wasn't so much a walk...More

4  Thank Cari S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on New Years Day enjoyed our walk , sensible walking shoes essential as jumping over the rocks is necessary, although the weather was a bit dull we still enjoyed the walk ,glad we arrived earlier as car park was choc a block when...More

Thank 493annee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fairy pools are well worth the hike it takes to see them. We went first thing in the morning as it is recently known for getting very busy and touristy during the day. The day we went it also happen to be raining but...More

Thank Smplysublime213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we are senior women, my sister-in-law and I packed appropriate foot wear and hiking poles to use on the Fairy Pools hike. It was well worth the space in the suitcases. This was a marvelous sensory experience and well the travel along the one-lane...More

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hike! The drive to the pools is a one lane road near Talisker distillery. It is about a 25 minute walk/hike to the final pool from the parking area. Suggest wearing appropriate footwear (hiking boots, athletic shoes, etc.). You'll cross several streams by jumping...More

1  Thank bnroop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off here for a few hours en route to Ullapool, while travelling Scotland solo. October 2017. Had been recommended this by someone I met in Scotland, and thankful to have met her I was. What a fantastic setting! A few things: There is plenty...More

1  Thank CaledonianPine
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is actually a large stream which goes over a sequence of falls as the stream makes it way out of the hills. The scenery is beautiful, and the falls and stream offer many places for a good photo, or a stop to contemplate the...More

Thank lewis314
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Chelsea M
25 October 2017|
Response from Susan P |
Mid July would be peak time for tourists, so as a photographer you will probably find it difficult to take a good photo with the dozens of people that visit this site. I would advise either going early in the morning or late... More
Chelsea M
24 October 2017|
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Response from cockneywarrior | Reviewed this property |
A lot of good answers, firstly it is stunning. All I would say is in winter far less crowds and some beautiful light. Enjoy Skye .
Daniel F
22 July 2017|
Response from Grant F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, you will see the sign for slig when you get to the fairy pools. You will come a little bit up the road from the sligachan hotel but not too far. Definitely worth the walk