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Fairy Pools

Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 41 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
73 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Fairy Pools are well worth the visit just to see how beautifully clear the water is! I was amazed at how long they went on for, with each pool a different size. In my opinion this is a beautiful spot not to be missed! But if you come here at sunset you are likely to be swarmed by midges... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

the drive is long and the walk to the pools is longer but at the end the walk is not worth all the effort......u waste about 2 hours which can be utilised in other attractions like the castles .........wil not suggest to go there

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lockport, ny
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Just a great hike! The pools were crystal clear and the surrounding landscape was lovely. We went close to sunset so it was crowded. The midges can be trouble so take bug spray.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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36 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A glorious walk for all the family. It was a lot busier than we'd expected, but no wonder really because the Fairy Pools are so worth a visit. It was pretty cold when we went so only two of our party of six were brave enough to go in for a swim. Much to the amusement of other onlookers (who... More

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Brigg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful, with an amazing backdrop. Would definitely recommend going earlier in the day before all the day tripping tourists rock up, as it then becomes crowded and difficult to get photos without anyone else in.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Fairy Pools cover a very large area which is full of little streams and large waterfalls and plunge pools. You could spend all day walking in the area as it is also the gateway to some local mountains. The most impressive pools can be covered in an hour or so. There are plenty of places to have a quick... More

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited the Fairy Pools during a week of lovely weather in September. The car park was very busy but the path up to the pools was not overly congested. Mud was not a problem and we went wearing trainers. The pools themselves were magical, never seen anything like them. Crystal clear, deep and turquoise blue. The need to go... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were the first few to arrive at the location in the morning. Had to hike/walk a little to find nice pools to dip into. Definitely will visit again in the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Set beneath the cuillins on Skye this is a very picturesque series of waterfalls with crystal clear water that is deep enough in places to swim in. Quite close to the road (only about a mile from the car park to the top of the main falls) and once you are down the initial incline not too bad a walk... More

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Isle of Wight
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9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had a fun (albeit challenging) time walking our 2 collies up here. It was muddy, and slippery, and there's plenty of rocks in streams to cross, and at the end there are pools of water which are pretty to view. It was VERY busy though which seems to takes the magic out of it. Worth a visit if you're... More

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