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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A gorgeous place to visit on the isle of Skye. Beautiful views and great fun to jump into the pools. Very easy to get to. Entry into some of the pools is a challenge... But that's just nature!

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Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place although quite busy. Lovely waterfalls and you can walk for as long as you want really here and see more and more spectacular views. Good footwear a must as it is muddy in places and some small streams to cross.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hi folks, My husband and I are planning on visiting Skye next week. I really want to go and see the Fairy Pools, however I am 26 weeks pregnant (61/2 months). Should I give it a go or save it for another time as it could be too risky/difficult? Any help or advice is much appreciated. Hayley.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We read a variety of reviews re this place, most great so we went and glad we did. People say it is difficult to find, it isn't although there is single track roads to put up with but so what? It isn't hard to find once you park up although it is a bit of a walk but if you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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