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Fairy Pools

Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Isle of Skye
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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Watford, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You shouldn't have trouble finding a spot to park as the car park has quite a few spaces. You will have a bit of a hike to get to the pools but it isn't too hard. Just be aware that you will have to cross a couple of small streams along the way. The pools and waterfalls are amazing and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Whilst on our honeymoon we visted the fairy pools on the isle of Skye !! A real treat!! A nice easy walk to get there !! Really enjoyed the magnificent views of the Cullins !!! Would recommend to anyone whilst on Skye !!!!!

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Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Most walkers hike up and back along the Fairy Pools however the less traveled moor path back to the car park is absolutely fantastic. Hang a left at the cairn located near the end of the well traveled trail. This part of the path is a bit muddy but the vistas are worth a little dirt on the hiking shoes.... More

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Edinburgh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We have just spent a long weekend in Isle of Skye (Kilmuir near Uig). 28/3/14 -31/3/14 The weather was fantastic all weekend but the highlight of the holiday was to go see the now famous Fairy Pools at Glenbrittle Forrest. Glenbrittle is about 18 miles from the Talisker distillery - to find the fairy pools you have a long drive... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Oh my good lord, I'm so proud to be Scottish and to live in a country that has natural beauties like this from within. Crystal clear green and blue rock pools with thundering waterfalls a plenty and views of the Black Cullins and Skoor Alasdair (non-gaelic spelling) a Must see from a visit to Skye.

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winnipeg, manitoba
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We arrived late in the day to Skye and were keen to get busy with hikes. Came upon this and it was a nice surprise. The weather added to the experience. Low cloud just covering the tops of the hills, seemed to enhance the colors of the water and rock. The trek was quit wet in spots, so proper footwear... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are on Skye you MUST MUST MUST go to see the Fairy Pools. I have never seen anything so beautiful in my life. It's a collection of pools, off the beaten track, that all connect and flow down the mountains. We went in August, and went cliff jumping into some of the deeper pools, and had a picnic... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Not entirely sure I'd class this as an attraction. It is a collection of waterfalls and rock pools. They are accessible only via a 4 mile single track road, and the fairy pools are not mentioned on the signpost so you need to know they are there. There is a small car park but nothing else. The actual pools are... More

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Oxfordshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Love this place, we had a swim brrrrr! Gets busy, limited parking. Go if you can, it's worth it. We were lucky with the weather.

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Xiamen
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

this place is a truly fantastic place, even in winter. The day I visited, it was raining, clouds cover the Cuillin mountains. Still, it was an amazing experience. I was a bit disappointed, I didn't see any fairies :( given the chance, I'd come back here any time. Summer will be a lot better though, more daylight. there are no... More

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