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The Fairy Glen is a unique and unusual landscape, a geological wonder on the Isle of Skye. It is situated between the villages of Sheader and Balnacnoc.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“uig hotel” (51 reviews)
“magical place” (61 reviews)
“small hills” (18 reviews)
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"uig hotel"
in 51 reviews
"magical place"
in 61 reviews
"small hills"
in 18 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 19 reviews
"single track road"
in 26 reviews
"wings"
in 25 reviews
"lovely spot"
in 10 reviews
"the main road"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 25 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 10 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"passing places"
in 8 reviews
"fairy pools"
in 11 reviews
"car park"
in 11 reviews
"fairies"
in 72 reviews
"sheep"
in 65 reviews
"hobbit"
in 24 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This awesome place is well worth the drive. It really could be a fairy glen with its hills and hillocks in weird conical shapes.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really Beautiful. We visited in August and again had problems with parking. Getting the Fairy Glen was a little nerve wracking as it is a single lane road and we kept having to back up for thousands of feet to let traffic through and vise...More

Thank Crystaldawn3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went up when the weather was not the rest but it's Scotland what do we expect! love the isle of skye and made the most of it this time.lovely little spot to visit

Thank Kat M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the strength of a few review recommendations we waited until later in the afternoon before visiting the Fairy Glen. We weren't disappointed as we not only found a place to park the car but there were also relatively few people around as well. There...More

1  Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to spend some time here. Several easy hikes in the area. Highly recommended if in the area.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can drive up to the area via the road by the Uig Hotel, but it's an easy enough half hour walk too, with only the first half steep. There's no question the small conical hills are strange and interesting, but I can see it...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited around midday and it was heaving with people. Parking is limited so meant parking at the roadside. The sun was out so the scenery was absolutely stunning. A fair walk to the fairy pools which are a pretty natural feature. Worthwhile activity which...More

Thank GuidoScotland
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place! Agree with other reviewers that it is best done early or late in the day to avoid crowds. Definitely worth stopping by!!

Thank helmerss
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Visit this place early or late on the day. People spoil it. It is just such a magical place and you can imagine fairies wondering here when everyone has gone.

Thank LucyBCBarnwell
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This natural wonder of hills, stones, rocks is truly amazing and a must see if on the west coast of Skye. I believe this is Sven more stunning in summer when colours have changed into more green. When we visited there were plenty of ravens...More

Thank Kjetil S
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Mandi S
21 May 2017|
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Response from bengraver | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should walk from Uig. There is no parking in the Fairy Glen.
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Yandapalli
30 November 2015|
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Response from Debrastorr |
Yes except the climb to the 'castle'. The slopes will be exciting and he/she will be able to climb to the summit of some hillocks happily. Beware rocks, and as this is open land, there may be sheep and deer poo about ..
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Rachel C
5 May 2015|
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Response from EilidhJean |
This area has sheep and livestock. Dogs must be kept on the lead during lambing season.
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