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Fairy Pools

Address: Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 34 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Portree, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A truly beautiful spot. Luckily each time I have been there has been nobody else around. It can get busy in the season. The pools are beautiful and the water is lovely and clear running from the hills down into several pools staggered along the hill side. There is some depth to some of the pools and you can go... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I took the walk to the Fairy Pools on a very wet day so had the place to myself. Stunning place to be dominated in the background with a good view of The Cuillin. The colours at different parts of the stream are very nice with the clear water. It was flowing quite strong due to the very wet conditions.... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The pools are a lovely colour glistening in the sunlight. Managed to pluck up the courage to jump in and have a swim and we gathered quite a crows to cheer us on. It was a fun, cold day!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

One of the most popular walks on Skye, with good reason. We walked up in the very early morning and had the upper reaches to ourselves for a quiet skinny dip- highly recommended! Wonderful scenery and if you choose a day with a breeze, not too many midges.

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lovely colours of water, short walk to pools. We jumped in the pools and became a tourist attraction.Very cold but worth it :)

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kyle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Completely ruined, overcrowded with a majority of loud cretins no doubt a victim of it's 'success' on Trip adviser . It is surprisingly not far from a road ..beware the suicidal tendencies of some tourists who think the road is a pedestrian area and not a 60mph single track road and their incredible parking talents are beyond belief . Poor... More 

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The colour of the water was just an amazing green/blue and the sound of the water falls very peaceful. A nice gentle walk.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stunning location, it was fantastic weather for November which helped. Spectacular views, not to be missed if you are visiting Skye.

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Preston
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Although we have visited Skye previously we had never been to the Fairy Pools before. How could we have missed this. Absolutely stunning, beautiful etc ( words fail me) We incorporated in to this visit a fabulous 8.75km walk taking in Coire na Creiche, walking along the base of the Cullin with magnificent Sgurr an Fheadain dominant all the time... More 

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Co'Path
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

we visited the Fairy Pools in November and were blown away by the beauty and colours appearing in the pools. Bit of a soggy walk at places but well worth it. Busy wee place.

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