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Fairy Pools

Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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Beautiful stream and falls

This is actually a large stream which goes over a sequence of falls as the stream makes it way out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, North Carolina
The Scottish Highlands View from a picture book setting.

This is a rewarding walk down and then up to a stretch of lovely pools and cascading waterfalls... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park” (234 reviews)
“lovely walk” (62 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
+44 1470 521206

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually a large stream which goes over a sequence of falls as the stream makes it way out of the hills. The scenery is beautiful, and the falls and stream offer many places for a good photo, or a stop to contemplate the...More

Thank lewis314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a rewarding walk down and then up to a stretch of lovely pools and cascading waterfalls along the crystal clear River Brittle, with the Cullin Mountains in the backdrop. While the pathway is established if your not in good shape it can be...More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived here as the sun came out at sunset after it had been raining all day, and given it was October the colours on the surrounding mountains were beautiful. It's about 15-20 mins walk from the car park to the pools. These are lovely and...More

Thank felineluckypunk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. Not very long walk in and path well established. Absolutely stunning views. I would highly recommend it especially on a clear day.

1  Thank Linzi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a dark rainy and windy day in November, but went dressed for it! It is a pretty unique spot with a well maintained path, although approaching the edges of the pools was very boggy due to the previous visitors (not many this day!).The...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know, in August this was just not as impressive as I expected. Perhaps it was the lack of water in the falls. Perhaps it was the crowds of tourists climbing all over them, ruining everybody else's photos. Perhaps it was the tiny car...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk to the pools. Ample parking for this time of year. We encountered loads of others who had taken the trip to view this magnificent and magical place. Highly recommend this walk.

Thank Missgvl
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We had four seasons from start to finish on our trip to see the fairy pools. This included sleet, sunshine, rain and dark grey clouds. Finally reaching the pools the swirling and gushing waters changed colour with the weather. Well worth the treck up. Some...More

1  Thank Diamonds2207
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was my second visit to the Fairy Pools, & it was just as beautiful as the first time. The hike is not too difficult for the payoff you receive. The surroundings are otherworldly. When we reached the end of the pools I was stopped...More

4  Thank Admiral_Snarkington
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Please make sure you arrive early, lots of tourists with no sense of parking. However a lovely walk over semi terrain but well worth the effort. Unreal clear pools & small waterfalls make this a enchanted visit.

1  Thank tonydeni
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Questions & Answers
Chelsea M
25 October 2017|
Response from Susan P |
Mid July would be peak time for tourists, so as a photographer you will probably find it difficult to take a good photo with the dozens of people that visit this site. I would advise either going early in the morning or late... More
Chelsea M
24 October 2017|
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Response from cockneywarrior | Reviewed this property |
A lot of good answers, firstly it is stunning. All I would say is in winter far less crowds and some beautiful light. Enjoy Skye .
Daniel F
21 July 2017|
Response from Grant F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, you will see the sign for slig when you get to the fairy pools. You will come a little bit up the road from the sligachan hotel but not too far. Definitely worth the walk