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Fairy Pools

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Address: Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
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+44 1470 521206
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A magical place of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Black...

A magical place of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of the Black 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 along with some great coffee c/o the Cuillin Coffee Co. Thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit!

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I was so amazed by the views here. If you ever have the time, this place will not disappoint you. It is a little walk, and I recommend you walk to the last pool. Possibly try and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so amazed by the views here. If you ever have the time, this place will not disappoint you. It is a little walk, and I recommend you walk to the last pool. Possibly try and go when it has been raining previously, so the pools will look even more beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its not a very long hike, I want to say around a mile, give or take? But the fairy pools are a must see. The valley itself its nestled in is gorgoues and gives a good feel of Scotland, but the ground splits open and the Fairy pools are probably half a mile themselves, with many spots available to take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As this place get crowded, plan it in the beginning of your day and you will still have plenty of parkings pots and astonishing views to photograph left. But also drive to the Glenbrittle camping site, where you can make a walk along the bay with amazing waterfalls and ponds and a lot less crowded (you might even be walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just amazing, although, check out some photos before you go, the path isn't guided so you have to find them yourself! We walked 2 km extra into the moutains

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to pass by ... just to check it out.. honestly we were not taking that fairy thing for real... the road to get there is a little complicated, once its single lane almost all the way up there ! So, I can imagine how bad it can get during summer time... We have been there during winter and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably best time is when the river is in spate however water can be too high to cross stepping stones

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the (small) parking area, you hike down and then back up about a mile, one way, along a stream that has formed pools along the way at the base of several small waterfalls and cascades. The whole time you have incredible views of mountains ahead of you, as you can see in the pictures people have submitted. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was wet windy and cold, however with a warm coat, hat and scarf we set about exploring The Fairy Pools and were so glad we did. They are so pretty the colour of the water is lovely and the waterfalls were just amazing due to the recent rainfall. Make sure you have sturdy footwear as the path can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to visit the fairy pools in a long time! It was the greatest experience i've ever had. It wasn't too busy because of the time of year which was a bonus and the weather stayed dry. You walk through a mountain, with lots of different pools to see. Remember to wear comfortable walking clothing! The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pictures do not do this place justice. The colour of the water is unreal and the Cullins surrounding the water just add to it.

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