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Fairy Pools

Address: Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of water, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are two routes to choose from - 4 miles or 9 miles. There is parking available and the route is easy for all walkers and the signs are clear. It is very open so take a good coat and scarf to protect from the wind! One of the best parts of Skye!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I like everything about the place, beautiful, magic. I want coming back soon, the place so lovely, water so clear I love the experience .

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The views were absolutely wonderful, definitely bring a camera. Legs were completely ruined, it was rather cold and water got in my boots. Completely recommend it.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What a magnificent walk and view, they are stunningly beautiful and also dang cold as my son would tell you after swimming in one of the pools

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Long hike with spectacular views--not your typical falls, these are at ground level, but beautiful colors due to the minerals in the water. Many times we had to ford the river, was running high, did get our boots wet, even with boulders to jump. Not for the weak hearted, it was cold. well worth the hike, even with a drizzle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Exhausting, long hike in somewhat treacherous muddy and rainy conditions, but the sight of the fairy pools was unbelievable. I don't think any of us will ever forget the beauty. Magical place!

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Portree, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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48 helpful votes 48 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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35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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