Fairy Pools

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye: Hours, Address, Fairy Pools Reviews: 4.5/5

Fairy Pools
4.5
Bodies of Water • Waterfalls
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
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, follow the parking enforcement notices and take all your litter away with you. There is a WC at the nearby Glenbrittle Campsite & Cafe along with some great coffee c/o the Cuillin Coffee Co. Thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit! N.B. The Fairy Pools carpark is owned by a separate community organisation called the Minginish Community Hall Association. The operation and maintenance of the Fairy Pools carpark has been leased to OATS and they set the parking charges:
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2-3 hours
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MollyM
Castle Douglas19 contributions
Fairy pools
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited the fairy pools during our trip to Skye. Single track road leads to this , we just took our time and enjoyed the scenery. Parking was fine and is £5 per car. Again we just took our time and enjoyed the walk up to the fairy pools. Stunning scenery. It is a bit slippery underfoot so wear appropriate footwear. There was a few people around but never felt busy.
Written 20 September 2021
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MikeyP79
Warwickshire, UK82 contributions
Lovely views, but not easily accessible if with smaller dogs
Sep 2021
Lovely location with great parking (if not a little pricey at £5, however after looking up the reason why it's understandable).

The issue we found was that, with 2 smaller dogs, we could only go so far as they couldn't cross the water or jump the large stones to get across, so worth bearing in mind before going there if you are taking smaller dogs.
Written 18 September 2021
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Nicholas T
Worcester, UK540 contributions
Nice but please be aware of parking charges and lack of access over streams
Sep 2021 • Couples
On a dank and miserable day we drove out from Portlee to Fairy Pools. Roads as expected were busy, single track with passing points so took a while to get there. Had to park on hard standing half done car park with charge of £5. Then walked on the track to the pools. In the book it says bridges have been built? None have and a lot of elderly and infirm, also young struggle to get along the rocky patches and across streams which have loose boulders to step across. Sorry but not the awe inspiring sight I was lead to believe to see, but was nice.
Written 15 September 2021
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meekScotland
scotland11 contributions
Great attraction but poor approach roads.
Sep 2021
The actual Fairy Pools & Fairy Glen are worthwhile attractions. The only problems are the roads. Inverness council don't seem to appreciate that to get to these places you must travel. The powers that be have quickly erected parking sites and payment machines but access to these are atrocious. Perhaps it would be prudent to spend the excessive amounts gleamed from parking on safer road surfaces (without the potholes).
Written 14 September 2021
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wind998
London, UK160 contributions
so much midge
Sep 2021
must bring midge hat and repellent.
otherwise you can not enjoy at all.
so much midge bit you when you start and finish.
also too much car drive in and out in single road.
Written 14 September 2021
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wind997
2 contributions
too much midge
Sep 2021
it is good to visit but too much midge around you
they bit you all the time when you walk there and back,
even worse when you stop to take photo, it all come to your face and camera.
totally not enjoy. Must bring midge hat or repellent!
I suggest have a park and ride, rather than every family car drive through single road, I need stop every 5 mins at passing spot let every car passing through. it is very busy in and out.
Written 14 September 2021
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20BHarry
Peterborough, UK96 contributions
Lovely walk, bring midge repellent
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle are located a 20 minute walk from the excellent car park and are beautiful. The midges are abundant there so be prepared with midge repellent and midge hats!
Written 12 September 2021
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jennyirwin
Rugby, UK12 contributions
Great day out
Sep 2021 • Couples
£5 to park your car and has toilets open 9-5.
Very busy with people but well worth a visit! Beautiful clear water and lots of people were swimming in the pools. Ground is uneven at times and points you need to step across big stones.
The steep hill back up to the car park was difficult after all the walking for my dad.
Written 11 September 2021
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gauthier p
Paris, France17 contributions
amazing
Aug 2021
It is just a magical place with a lot of views of each pools or waterfalls . The weather was just perfect blue sky to enjoy this great moment . walking around the moutain and waterfalls , pool without noice what else
Written 5 September 2021
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Martin H
Coventry, UK863 contributions
Easy scenic walk
Aug 2021 • Couples
Well worth the walk although it’s extremely busy with tourists. Great scenery and easy going and you can park as well so all good for the casual Walker
Written 3 September 2021
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