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Fairy Pools

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Address: Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1470 521206
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A magical place of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Black...

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!

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They aren't lying about the beauty of this place

Took us 2 drive bys before we saw the turn off but we finally made it. It is as gorgeous as everyone says it is. It is about a 1.5 walk up roughly, just food for thought. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, North Carolina

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took us 2 drive bys before we saw the turn off but we finally made it. It is as gorgeous as everyone says it is. It is about a 1.5 walk up roughly, just food for thought. It is gorgeous here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was around 40 minutes hike from the parking spot to the location (around 80 minutes then for round trip) and part of it involved crossing small river on stepping stones, which might be slippery if it rain (and if you are small like me, you might need to jump a bit from stone to stone). A proper sneakers or... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice wee car park, followed by a decent walk towards the "Fairy Pools". (not good for those with mobility issues) The carvings in the rocks are fantastic, and if you like outdoor scenes, the pools look like they are below an amphitheater of rocks. Dont leave your camera in the car!

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Thank tankerman1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect from the fairy pools and was amazed at how beautiful they were and also how many other tourists visited - it was so busy but this did not spoil the experience! A nice easy track from the road, enjoyable for the whole family - dipped our feet in (very cold in October!!!) Lovely sitting having... More 

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Thank Lorna S
East Harptree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long, long walk in wet, muddy ground. The drive is awful and park in the free lot across from the hike. A long hike to e joy. Wear sturdy waterproof boots and take lovely photos of sheep grazing and various mini waterfalls.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a 20-30 minute hike from the parking area to the pools, not suited for people with mobility issues but manageable for pretty much any fitness level. The pools are not as flashy as the photos online sometimes show them. They are just a series of small pools at the base of small waterfalls, wonderful yes, but there is... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a cool place to check out. The blue colors in the pools is stunning. I'd recommend hiking the trail up as far as you like, then taking a leisurely pace walking back to take photos, explore, etc. -- especially with kids. We went RIGHT into the first water we saw, and wellies got flooded almost instantly making the rest... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled with Rabbies small coach tours. The day we arrived at the Fairy Glen the winds were howling! this made for a fun hold onto your hats kinda trek! if you love the show Outlander these pools will hold a little significance for you. Lovely lovely scenery and easy trek to the pools. there is a hill down from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a walk, take your swim suit to cool off once you reach the lovely clear water!! Not a long walk either.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the walk - stunning vistas all round. Overrated 'fairy pools' - we were expecting much more...

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