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Fairy Pools

Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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Full-Day Guided Fairy Pools Tour In Isle of Skye
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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, 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!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stepping stones” (119 reviews)
“car park” (247 reviews)
“lovely walk” (66 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
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+44 1470 521206
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"stepping stones"
in 119 reviews
"car park"
in 247 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 66 reviews
"clear water"
in 30 reviews
"sunny day"
in 64 reviews
"long walk"
in 40 reviews
"easy hike"
in 25 reviews
"glen brittle"
in 33 reviews
"magical place"
in 33 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 25 reviews
"single track road"
in 37 reviews
"cars parked"
in 18 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 26 reviews
"take your time"
in 17 reviews
"parking area"
in 19 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 17 reviews
"the main road"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes the pools are beautiful, but you really need to take your time to take and later edit your photos to make them look like advertised. As for the location - you really don't need to go till the end, the furthest point with rocks...More

Thank Jozef L
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Reviewed yesterday

A good long walk or hike to the pools, but they are amazing. There is a steep grade on both ends because you walk down into a valley and then back up to the pools. But they are crystal clear and blue.

Thank BDsd
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As tempting as it may be to do a ‘quick’ visit here or join a whirlwind trip around the island, you really need a couple of hours here to truly soak up the beauty of this place. It’s especially gorgeous on a misty, cloudy day!

Thank Timothy G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breath taking views. If you are visiting tge Isle of Skye this is Well worth the visit. The colours in the water were all different.

Thank 456lala
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whilst on the Isle of Skye, my girlfriend and I took a trip over to visit the Fairy Pools. It was a an enjoyable experience, the parking is a bit of a nightmare, I would recommend taking a small car.

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This location was absolutely breathtaking place and it’s very worth visiting the Fairly Pools and the view must not be miss just go and see the place for yourself

Thank Motahir S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the main highlights of our trip to Scotland. A little hike, but such beauty is worth it. On a cloudy day the mountains framing the pools are an ominous but magnificent backdrop.

Thank walkersa2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The fairy pools are something that should not be missed when visiting. A long narrow track takes you down to these amazing pools. Are you brave enough to take a dip? I wasn't as it was a bit chilly but my dogs loved it swimming...More

Thank scottcbarr01
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cannot say this is really a tourist attraction - virtually anywhere else you can see small trickles and mini waterfalls. Just as well you don’t have to pay.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband has visited Skye approx 25 times and never had visited! The drive was from North of Portree, through Sligachan - beautiful scenery, and on to Fairy Pools. Parking limited and busy. The walk took us approx 1 hr each way and with the...More

Thank Phyll60
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mmagee2
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 ;)
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wolverine031001
10 May 2018|
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Response from cathytravis | Reviewed this property |
We were just there. Not really sure about when. Daffodils and some lilies were everywhere. I would think June/July would be best.
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Chelsea M
25 October 2017|
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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
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