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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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Beautiful walk

Firstly go early or the place gets packed and people start parking everywhere. That said it is a lovely walk, but not for the infirm as it can be slippy, being a place of natural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Firstly go early or the place gets packed and people start parking everywhere. That said it is a lovely walk, but not for the infirm as it can be slippy, being a place of natural beauty. If you think of going and eating, shopping etc there....don't! It is a beautiful place for walking, taking photos etc though there was a... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The sun came out and the pools were magical.... beware no toilet facilities nearby but well worth visiting

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful place and excellent for photographs! We visited the pools in flood so they looked even more spectacular, bet they would have looked beautiful in the sunshine but the low cloud added to the mystery of the fairy pools and its history

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Photographers take very deceptive photos of these "falls" which look like they are hundreds of feet tall when in reality they are perhaps 12" tall. They also crank of the contrast so it looks like you'd be viewing these tropical blues. The water is pretty but it's more of pastel shades of cool blue and light greens. I'm originally from... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Frankly the Fairy Pools themselves are not so wonderful: I have seen much nicer water falls on the Alps, for example. But the setting is wonderful: the montains, the valley, the road to reach this place. As always, the street is rather difficult and there can be relevant problems with the parking. You'll walk a lot: hiking shoes are necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

So worth the hike and effort to see! These are a series of pools the form along a small river/stream. Even on a cloudy day they are breathtaking. Wear good hiking shoes and be prepared for hopping across a few rocks here and there. You should plan to spend a couple of hours here if you are a nature lover... More 

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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The fairy pools are very beautiful! Parking can be a bit tricky when it's busy so I would recommend an early start!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Hiked in and saw some beautiful views-too windy to swim in any of the pools but what gorgeous views and country! Nice hike-1/2 an hour in and 1/2 hour out. Would do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We just came back from a Road Trip around Scotland. We visited the Isle of Skye for 2 days and of course had to go see the Fairy Pools. It is such an amazing place. The road to get there is tiny in places and it can get a little tricky to get there with a Motor home because it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This was my favourite place when we travelled around Scotland. We took our swim stuff as we knew we couldn't not go in. Although the water was freezing, it was a lot of fun and a great experience. I would recommend you take swim stuff if it's a nice day, you dry off quickly. You have a few spectators watching!!... More 

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