Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye: Address, Fairy Glen Reviews: 4.5/5

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The Fairy Glen is a unique and unusual landscape, a geological wonder on the Isle of Skye. It is situated between the villages of Sheader and Balnacnoc.
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Victor K
Hong Kong, China448 contributions
We came to Fairy Glen during our north island loop road trip. This is close to the Uig Ferry Terminal and a five minutes drive from the main road. It ended up as one of the most interesting spot of our travel in Skye. The little hills scattered around the valley and a ruin castle have formed the fairy picture. We went in a good day and I suspect the atmosphere in a cloudy or misty day would be totally different. The whole place is small and you probably don't need an hour to cover the whole area. If you are rush, 15 minutes can roughly cover most of the area. Bring a picnic if time is right for you. It was a pleasant surprise. Do not miss it. The parking ticket paid in other places seems equally usable here as there was no marking in the ticket showing the exact location of validity.
Written September 3, 2021
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Jo P
Brough, UK380 contributions
Couples
Worth having a look of you're in the area however wouldn't make a special journey to see. We parked in Uig and walked up which was a mile or so and found there was a car park being constructed but usable. To get there turn right up a hill just before Uig Hotel and carry on past a cemetery and keep going to you find car park eventually on right hand side. No signposts but google maps take you there.
We went up after 6PM and only another couple there so very quiet
Written September 13, 2020
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Martin C
Sheffield, UK614 contributions
Couples
Never seen anything like this before but the name aptly describes it. This has obviously become a massive tourist attraction and when we were there there were big civil works going on constructing at least one proper car parking area. The attraction covers quite an area and people are walking literally all over. There is one path which has been constructed along the side of the Lochan leading to what might be described as the main area where there is a rock formation but people were not just using this access but other accesses which were showing a lot of wear from footfall. Basically the attraction will soon be ruined by erosion of the grass and too many visitors unless the authorities do something.
Written September 25, 2020
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bluebeaver71
Hertfordshire31 contributions
Family
Beautiful landscape think Lord of the Rings, Hobbit etc - magical, eerily quiet and ambient….. aside from the presence of annoying drones buzzing away. Such a shame - wish people would realise that not everyone wants to hear them, we just wanted to experience the place quietly, not so on this occasion. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Written August 1, 2021
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Marbles20
Calgary, Canada220 contributions
Family
Fantastic stop! This wasn’t high on our to-do list however we were wrong! Complete worth the stop (even in the driving rain)….absolutely beautiful little glen full of folklore. Easy little “hike” into the glen - from there you can stay on flat group or climb up to the “fairy castle” or surrounding hills. Cute little waterfall as well.
Beautiful Scottish landscape- enhance the visit with a guide or read a little bit of folklore ahead of time.
Written August 2, 2022
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JCLogan
Kelso, UK604 contributions
Couples
The fairy glen os quite difficult to find if you follow some of the advice online. One car park recommend is a good hours walk from the actuall fairy glen so make sure to get the postcode correct before travelling. There is a car park right next to the fairy glen and this is currently being extended. The walk might be busy as it us a very popular place to visit. Lots of lovely areas to explore and get photos.
Written August 30, 2020
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Walking Scotland
Forfar, UK152 contributions
Couples
It is a lovely glen with fascinating geological formations. There is a path to take you all around the features to be seen. There is parking at the, start of the path. There is a charge for parking. The charge is reasonable as the fees are used to keep the road upgraded and the Glen accessible. Take warm clothing as it is an outdoor activity and leave plenty of time for exploration.
Written May 22, 2021
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captcalculus
Washington, West Virginia162 contributions
This review is difficult for me. Fairy Glen itself is a truly magical place with unique landscape formations. Lots of walking and climbing and running opportunities. Five stars. However, it is truly overrun by tourists. And we went in late September! This results in absolutely no parking (I pity the poor farmers who have to drive the road with all the illegal parking) and almost trampled-down grass and other plants in the area. One star. This place deserves to be preserved and would be worth paying a few pounds for upkeep and some facilities.
Written January 13, 2020
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Charlotte L
Southampton, UK164 contributions
Wasn't sure what to expect from this, but we were exploring Skye and decided to make a stop here. So glad we did as it looked stunning and was one of our favourite things we did! As 2 adults, we spent just under an hour here wandering around and taking photos but you could spend a lot longer if you wanted to. The time was mainly having patience while large groups of tourists were running into the iconic photo haha! You have to pay for parking and it is fairly limited.
Written August 27, 2021
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StevenTristanYoung
San Francisco, CA159 contributions
Definitely one of the highlights of my trip. Getting there required paying a taxi driver to drive me up the narrow path and to wait for me after I finished looking at the location. It's such a gorgeous picturesque area to take some lovely photographs.
Written May 10, 2020
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