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Fairy Pools

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Address: Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
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+44 1470 521206
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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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Magical!

It was a really beautiful walk. Do not forget to walk around in some of the pond with your bare feet. It's good luck!

Reviewed 2 days ago
aggandmel
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really beautiful walk. Do not forget to walk around in some of the pond with your bare feet. It's good luck!

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Thank aggandmel
Portree, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pools were absolutely beautiful. We went a bit later in the afternoon (around 5ish, still plenty of sunlight until very late this time of year) and missed most of the crowds. It's a beautiful walk, and well worth going for a quick (and freezing) dip if you can find an empty pool!

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Thank Robert C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The trails along the falls are amazing. If you feel daring soak your feet or take a swim in the waters. The surrounding mountains are impressive. Wear comfortable shoes and get prepared to explore.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came on a pretty windy, chilly, rainy day but it didn't stop us from taking the walk to the fairy pools! We even decided to take a dip in one of them, which many people thought was absolutely crazy (when in Skye right?) I would definitely recommend making the trip out here, but get ready for a walk. It's... More 

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Thank liztinabeth
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had fun making the trek out. Parking is tight- get there early. Water falls are lovely. Takes about an hour out and back (the short option).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Of all the outdoor spots we explored, this was easily my favorite. We're late risers, so we couldn't go early to avoid the crowds and instead went later in the day, around 7 or 8, so parking was great and there were no crowds, but we still got to see some crazy swimmers (it was NOT a warm day!!). There... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great hike in an unspoiled area, clean fresh air, beautiful scenery. Worth a visit if you are on the Isle of Skye. The road leading to the area is a four mile track,one lane, and a bit tricky to find. Remember to bring water etc as there are no facilities here.

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Whitby, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fairy Pools are absolutely gorgeous, it seems as though every nook and cranny you look at has a waterfall and a small stone pool. There is definitely not enough parking for this site, our bus had to park quite a ways up the road from the pools. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to walk all the way up... More 

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Stockton on Tees
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143 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not enough parking here which is the main downside to this area. If you can get parked there is a pretty good path down and up the valley alongside pools and falls, some stepping stones to negotiate. We visited and it clouded over and rained a bit, would be prettier on a sunny day but most things are... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived around 4pm on a sunny afternoon with plenty of parking spaces on the side of the road which is double track. The main car park (right hand side) looked busy but there is an earlier car park (left-hand side) altho you'd need to walk a bit further. So although busy the parking was much much less hassle than... More 

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