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Fairy Pools: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fairy Pools get very busy during the summer season and the single track road can get very congested with cars/camper vans parking on the verge causing huge tailbacks. You now pay £5 at the car park and with the money they will be building...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank MontycatPerth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely day out. A good walk. Just be careful at the stepping stones. Our visiting in November on a chilly day they were slippery going. On our return things warmed up and the stones were Ok. I would recommend have a walking...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank RoninScot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here in november walked over the hills from sligachan to the fairy pools a good 2 hour walk but a much more impressive walk through waterfalls and pools. Reached the fairy pools what a disappointment the most unimpressive sight on Skye and they have...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Jaason1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery is absolutely stunning. It’s quite an easy walk but the stones can get very slippery when wet. They do charge 5£ for parking but that money goes towards maintaining the area including the parking. And by next summer they will have built a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 710dominiquem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mile long walk in a beautiful scenery and through rocky pools with crystal clear water. They say the water takes different shades of blue and green as the sunlight hit the pools. You have to hope for a sunny day tho. I wasn't lucky,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ChiLongQua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fairy pools are a set of rock pools fed by beautiful waterfalls. Crystal clear water can be green and or blue. This is a wonderful place to explore by walking. Do rug up though.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jady r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our hike around the fairy pools. Be advised, they now charge a 5 GBP parking fee to park there. It was a nice walk and lovely views, well maintained.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary Kate D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place, but so busy, much busier than when last visited. A coffee van or somewhere to buy snacks would do very well

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank se0naidd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairy Pools is a remote attraction accessed via single track roads but it's worth the effort to get there. Once there and parked (for a fee in a large lot with no bathroom facilities), you'll find the trail is fairly easy but if it's crowded...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank SueandRob13676
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful is all that needs to be said about this location, £5 parking to leave your car all day which is fine and all proceeds go to to the car park and funding for toilets to go there so good work! The pools are just...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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6 September 2019|
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Response from genevieved1983 | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour and an half... keep in mind that part of that will be a single track road which is a bit slower. It allows you to look at the beautiful scenery!! The walk to the fairy pools is 2 km approximately and... More
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31 March 2019|
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Response from leadianneyoung | Reviewed this property |
It would be okay if there had been no rain. Tricky rock jumping.... too far apart for a 5 year old. No problem if you’re happy to wade through the water.
25 March 2019|
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Response from SorchaBelfast | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it depends on the weather to be honest, if it's been pouring they'll be much deeper than if there's been no rain for a few weeks (it does happen!!). The first waterfall is the highest fall and the deepest pool... More