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Fairy Pools

Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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Full-Day Guided Fairy Pools Tour In Isle of Skye
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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” (116 reviews)
“car park” (245 reviews)
“lovely walk” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
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+44 1470 521206

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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazingly beautiful, even on a wet and windy day, well worth the walk. Take care over the stepping stones!

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Extraordinary landscape. 100% worth the half hour walk there. Suggested to go on summer in order to enter the crystal clear (and freeze in winter) waters.

Thank MichaelLigerakis
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The fairies would have had to be very robust indeed to swim in this maelstrom! The streams were swollen with snowmelt and rain and the result was a thundering, frothing, roaring spectacle not to be missed. Devil’s Cauldron would have been a more apt description,...More

Thank jan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Think we picked the best day of the year to visit as it was dry and sunny. It was a lovely walk to the fairy pools although a little busy we tried to go early to beat the rush but it was still very busy...More

Thank tracyjayne1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Photographers paradise, stunning pools in blue. A nice long hike alongside the pools. Car park. Very popular with walkers. Quite busy when we went with lots of photographers. Very peaceful.

Thank Nita R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hike to some magical pools. Definitely worth the time and effort to stop and visit. I would highly recommend

Thank helmerss
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must visit when in scotland. Any time of year, I cannot reccomend this enough. I loved that there was next to no one out here with us

Thank hannahhakes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to enjoy magic, an underwater archway, clear water, fairy pools and stunning scenery.

Thank LucyBCBarnwell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to park across the street and take the 20 minute walk to the fairy pools. It's really beautiful and especially in the backdrop of the Cuillins (mountain range). It's a relatively easy walk, even for families with young children.

Thank Elisa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely hike up and down the length of the pools. I absolutely loved taking photos at this iconic spot, but be aware the number of gnats and biting insects. They were pretty horrible. I saw smarter people than us wearing mesh around their heads...More

Thank Kenzie A
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Chelsea M
25 October 2017|
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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
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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 .
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Daniel F
22 July 2017|
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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
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