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Fairy Pools

Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 43 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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Seabeck, Washington, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely walk; make sure you have rain gear and waterproof shoes. You can walk for 2 or more hours; the trail just keeps climbing... There are a couple of stream crossings on slippery rocks-a walking stick will help steady you. Beautiful turquoise water in the pools and several waterfalls. We did not swim-too cold at the end... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Really beautiful place - as well as the whole Isle of Skye. Take your time and climb up to the toppest pool, all of them are worth a visit. Don't forget to swim in one of them!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Only saw from road, but a very atmospheric place, more busy than I expected though... Next time I will walk to them. Fairly near to a town.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When in Skye, it is a shame if you don't visit the pools. Comfortable clothes, sturdy boots and a healthy amount of stamina is all you'll need for this great walk. The guide book says, it should take an hour, but there were such great opportunities for photographs that we spent two hours. Some of the streams en-route after rain... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I read all the reviews of the Fairy Pools and expected a magical sight,especially since my wow at. Faerie Glen....how misguided was I?!?! The pools are nice but not nearly as magical as people describe. Worth a visit but don't expect too much. Especially if you have already had your eyes opened by faerie glen or loch coruisk. These set... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The fairy pools and waterfalls in Glenbrittle are definitely beautiful but there is a lot of hiking involved to get to them. If you don't want to do the entire hike (about 12-14 miles), you can walk about the first 1/4 mile of the trail and there will be a lovely waterfall and pools on your left.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our last day on the Isle of Skye in Scotland had been a wet one. Still, we absolutely wanted to see the Faerie Pools, even though it was past six in the evening. Once we arrived at the parking lot, however, we were greeted by yet another torrential downpour, forcing us to wait in the car for 20 minutes, until... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Admittedly a long old drive from pretty much anywhere, but well worth it. A really fun non-challenging walk (as long as you're mildly fit) that takes about 20 minutes to get to the pools and falls. The falls and pools are just sublime. I'd recommend really getting your adventure shoes on and try to get on to the rocks right... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went for an easy walk down to the pools, it was a lovely sunny day so we went for a swim. The scenery, and water temperature, will take your breath away!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

The Fairy Pools are well worth the visit just to see how beautifully clear the water is! I was amazed at how long they went on for, with each pool a different size. In my opinion this is a beautiful spot not to be missed! But if you come here at sunset you are likely to be swarmed by midges... More

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