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Fairy Pools

Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is an ideal place for walking but we went end of may and not many midg but have read on other reviews there is Good foot wear is required and dont forget your camera dont stop at the first pool keep walking along water lots of little pools Some people were going swimming in there Lovely place ideal for... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You have to see it rather than reading a review! It was a wonderful walk, half an hour to reach the fall, 45 minutes to come back for me & mu husband. Honestly speaking i was a little out of breathe when I came back, but then again, I am not that fit. It was beautiful, don't miss!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It was majestic. Rainy as can be, windy and blustery, but it was AWESOME. Breathtaking scenery, nice hike, mostly uphill, but easy slope up. Needed to jump over streams and on little rocks across small rivers, it was great. Perfect for kids too. Took over a hundred pictures and took time to look at all the pools and made it... More

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth the short walk to see this amazing place. Set on the edge of the dramatic Cuiilin mountains. If you're brave enough you can swim in the fairy pools! Allow half a day to walk there and back to the pools, or if you are really into walking you can take the 4.5 mile walk through the Cuillin to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a bit of a trek, but well worth it! Beautiful scenery and surroundings. The only disadvantage was the difficulty in parking but saying that, we would definitely visit again!

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We loved it, even though it started pelting down during our walk. Still managed to at least bathe our feet in the clear cold water. Beautiful scenery (but beware the midges!)

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The walk to the pools follows a gravel path that is steep and rough at the start. After that it was muddy in places and boggy. We had to cross the river over stepping stones twice. Due to the rain the river at the second crossing was very full, and that made the crossing a bit difficult. I just stepped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stunning natural beauty and a great place for a wild swim, I cannot recommend seeing this enough. My daughter loved it and despite some midges we still also enjoyed a picnic here on the river bank. It is a bit of a walk from the car park though if you have a toddler.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The road into the trail head for the Fairy Pools is a one lane road with intermittent turnouts allowing people to pass. The day that we visited it was a bit frustrating as there were so many vehicles and everyone thought that they had the right of way. Several small campers made the trek in as well which only confounded... More

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Lokeren, Belgium
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You can chose between the short walk 5km and the longer walk 8km. The first time we started the longer walk with normaly at the end the fairypools but we didn't get that far. Almost at the highest point of the walk we had to turn back because the midgets were just horrible. We came back a few days later... More

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