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Fairy Pools

Road to Glen Brittle, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Isle of Skye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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charlotte
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Everyone told us we needed a half day to see the fairy pools, but we arrived at 5:30 hoping we could still see them. No problem. In fact it was probably much cleared out. We had a sunny, dry visit, but hiking shoes helped in a few mushy areas and over rough rocks. It took us 45 min to walk... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The only parking nearby is around about 20 minutes walk till you get to the river. As you follow the route along the river you begin to get to the Fairy Pools. The path can get quite muddy especially in rainy weather so take a good pair of boots that you don't mind getting muddy. When you reach the pools... More

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Busy. Hard to park and this was midweek in Sept. Path was wet in places but manageable. Not too many midges either. Pretty! Water is clear but I did not feel any urge to dive into it. My adult son walked up to the top away from everyone. I preferred walking down on the shore.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

If you're even remotely passing glenbrittle then you have to make time to see these pools. Beautiful walk down to them, lovely clear water, slightly chilly. It was overcast when I went but on a sunny day they must look magical.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a beautiful walk and the pools are crystal clear and lovely. You can take a dip in the pools and it's pretty awesome.

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malta
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Fairy pools are one of the wonders of the world & a place not to be missed. There is no public transport, so if you're not driving it's difficult to go there. Leave a whole day or a minimum half day. The nearest post code is IV47 8TA. This is a post code of a hostel,but we didn't need... More

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A lovely hike to see pristine waterfalls and the still pools ( fairy pools). The weather was bright and sunny and the surrounding mountains looked stunning, cloaked in purple heather. You need good walking shoes ( since it can be very slippery) and we found hiking sticks invaluable. It can be tough for older people like us but we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went as a family - me, husband and daughter (aged 7). We managed to find car parking (on 3rd September so it was outside main holiday season). After a brief 'nature wee' (there are no toilets) we set off across the road towards the river and waterfalls. The walks challenged me because I have a slight balance and co-ordination... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Did this the day after doing the Quaraing, so not as impressive, but still a lovely walk. Only spoilt by the midges, but can't do much about that! Car park was packed, so obviously a popular spot.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This location is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. The scenery is as pristine as you can get, and the mountain runoff is bone-chillingly cold! Once you get to the bottom and back you get the impression if anyone had asked you to do that you'd have punched them in the face, but it's completely worth it as an experience. Pros: Doesn't close,... More

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