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Address: Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1470 521206
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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.
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Truly magnificent! Beautiful sight with not much effort to view- about a 30 minute walk from the car. Magical pools and waterfalls- I can see why young and old flock here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Evansville, Indiana

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Truly magnificent! Beautiful sight with not much effort to view- about a 30 minute walk from the car. Magical pools and waterfalls- I can see why young and old flock here. Wouldn't mind doing the 3.5 hour hike through the Glen- would be spectacular.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a longer walk than many of the sites around Skye. We were there just after a rain and the path was muddy. But the waterfalls are worth the walk and a little mud! It was difficult finding a place to part as the car park was full. Also there are no facilities.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Skye then you have to do this walk! The chain of waterfalls and little pools is seemingly neverending so just go as far as you can/want to. We walked for ages and still didn't find an end! A camera is essential! The surrounding mountains are amazing and one in particular looks like something out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

5 mile round-trip easy hike along a river with beautiful waterfalls all along the way. In the midst of amazing mountains as well. I suggest wearing rubber boots, as it was necessary to ford a creek to start the hike. Lots of folks, including us, had seen pictures online of colorful water pools at this location. They are not here.... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I jumped in three years ago and am still warming up after the event. Not wanting to lose face in front of a friend I stripped off and did the deed. It was freezing in March. It was only after I surfaced I saw that every one else were wearing wet suits. The pools are stunning and the water is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Took my son (who lives in California) to celebrate his 30th birthday on The Isle of Skye primarily to do this hike and find the underwater natural arch in one of the pools that he had seen on an extreme swimming programme. I am Scottish and live in Glasgow but had never heard of it. The most memorable, best day... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Signs ask people not to park on the verge.........but there were some 20 - 30 cars doing so. The car park was full. The well made gravel path alongside the pools and waterfalls was packed with people. For me, the place seemed over rated and over full. Perhaps on a quiet day when you can see the pools and enjoy... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a trip and don't forget your camera. The rock formations under the water are amazing and the water so clear.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A magical experience with lovely adventurous walks. Parking can be a bit tough but the earlier you arrive the better to get a space. A must see for all young and old. Take a picnic and a warm jacket and enjoy the views, stay quiet and try to catch a glimpse of the faeries ;) Beautiful place.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Here's a hike that you can do as much or as little as you like. Very well marked trail. Parking can be a bit tight but if you come early or late you should be OK. We came mid-morning and did the hike with about 100 others. Very popular place. The pools and rock formations are very cool. This was... More 

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Address: Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1470 521206
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye

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