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Fairy Pools

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Freey to visit at any time, the Fairy Pools is magical place of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Cuillin mountains. The Fairy Pools is becoming increasingly popular so when you visit, please drive carefully on the single track roads...more
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Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Skye you have to visit the Fairy pools, the location is stunning, and the walk is lovely, and not challenging. There are loads of little streams and waterfalls, the stepping stones in the stream is also a nice touch. The actual pools...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DMA_86
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come in winter time your boots are very important. The crossing (stone steps) of the small river at the entry of the aerea will be under water (minimum 10cm/ 3inch). At the top end of Fairy pool you stay in front of Cullin...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lagvulin16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a beautiful place to visit. It was overcast on the day I went so the colour of the water wasn't the vivid blue you see on the postcards, but still a stunning part of the island and you could see that the pools and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DorisDashwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. Totally ruined by the £5 parking charge and an incredibly ruide parking attendant!!!!!! Skye is being ruined by greedy people. Such a shame that such a beautiful place left us with such a bad taste in our mouths

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thelmafu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly easy walking EXCEPT if you are short legged hopping the river crossings in 2 places, can be a challenge. I recommend wearing waterproof boots and walking across the water. 50% of the people crossing fall off the rocks, so don’t chance it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WVblast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to the pool, google Maps will tell you to take the right turn, don't make the same mistake we did, continue on the road to your left, you'll see a bunch of cars parked on the side of the road. It's worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. There was 3 of us and we weren’t particularly fit and we did it in very cold conditions. It’s free at the moment but they suggest a £5 donation for parking which is going towards building a visitor centre. Fantastic views, must go!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amandalailaeid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for a morning stroll £5 parking not far away. Lovely walk, a clear footpath to follow or you can venture off.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank loisD1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk it takes nearly 1h30 to reach the end of the path;small waterfalls, nice little water pools and the Hebrides landscape.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk and exploring the fairy pools! I think because we'd seen amazing photos online we assumed it would be more spectacular and kept walking thinking we'd see more. But it was worth it for the walk and to see all the waterfalls....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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20 July 2018|
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Response from JetSetter03 | Reviewed this property |
Probably best by taxi or a tour bus
10 June 2018|
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Response from sn0wfl0w | Reviewed this property |
I just came back from there and would say that the water temperature would be roughly 10-13 degrees . Go for a swim even if it’s colder just for the experience ;)