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Fairy Pools

Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 39 attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was great. Very beautiful and magical, even in dreary weather. The hike up is a bit challenging in spots, but manageable. My suggestions to you would be to wear very good footwear and not to bring along any pet cats because the terrain is too rocky for cats on harnesses and cats in soft carriers may be dangerous to... More

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you only have time to see one attraction in Skye I would definitely recommend seeing the fairy pools. On arrival to the fairy pools car park I was slightly underwhelmed and was not overly keen on the descent to the fairy pools as it was a misty/rainy day!! Soooo glad I decided to go, after about a 15/20 minute... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

a series of waterfalls and crystal clear pools in breathtaking scenery about 20 minutes walk from the car park. not the most spectacular falls but there is something magical about the rock formations and the water.take your camera.

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jarrow
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth the short (ish) walk to the pools, bring wellies or boots as it can be a bit wet. Kids will love it and if your brave you can have a dip. The pools are crystal clear and the scenery fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Bucket list item crossed off - outstanding walk over to the pools - refreshing dip in the water - met lots of great people and help the most grateful woman across the rocks

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a lot of fun exploring these pools and walking along them for the day. We took lots of photos and enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful scenery. The walk didn't feel challenging and we lost track of the time! Definitely worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place for a days walking in the hills of Skye. Awesome scenery. The Fairy pools is a must do visit whilst on the Isle of Skye

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was an absolute gorgeous hike even though it was foggy and raining when we started out. Every time you reach a pool and waterfall there's another one right ahead. It is rocky and slippery so wear good shoes and be sure to have spray to protect you from the midges if you go in the summer. There are parts... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous landscape. Definitely don't miss this on your trip to Skye - cannot recommend it more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After having seen pictures of the Fairy Pools on numerous sites and in particular the (completely photo-shopped) Earthpics twitter page I thought that the pools would be a bit of a let down. Wow! I was so wrong. Lovely walk through the glen, in strangely sunny Scottish weather- the views were amazing and the colours in the pools were just... More

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