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Fairy Pools

Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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Heaven on the earth

It is one of the most beautiful place I have ever visited. We could not see green colour as much as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Nice walk amazing scenery

I am not a walker but found this quite an easy walk. Except for the steep hill back to the car... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent64%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Road to Glenbrittle | Glenbrittle, IV47 8TA, Scotland
+44 1470 521206

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is one of the most beautiful place I have ever visited. We could not see green colour as much as in other photos .we went there in the evening around 6. But we managed to see very beautiful scenes with the sunset. Walk to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am not a walker but found this quite an easy walk. Except for the steep hill back to the car. Amazing scenery with the waterfalls and mountains in the background. I think it’s a must if on Skye but can imagine in the summer...More

Thank Nic0la1974
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to visit these to see what the hype was all about.It was a rainy day and I have spent 3 hours to drive to this place expecting to see something similar to what the official pictures looked like, but I cant see anything...More

Thank Ramona E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bit of a dreich day but still very much worth a visit. Definitely need wellies or walking boots however did see people who made it there and back in sandals and dressy boots. Beautiful scenery and visiting after heavy rain makes the pools even more...More

Thank gs287
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled here on a cold rainy day and was still fascinated by the pure beauty of these pools. The hike is an easy hike up from the car park. The pools offer outstanding photo ops and the waters are guaranteed to wake your soul....More

1  Thank devoluv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful spot and waterfalls but incredibly busy. Seems like the cat is out of the bag on this gem. We stayed at Glen brittle so had to drive the road that accesses the pools daily and the car park needs to be 20 times bigger....More

Thank Ronnie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful area to visit. It is super crowded and touristy- so expect to be surrounded by a lot of people. But if you hike away from the crowd toward the split mountain the pools become even more beautiful and peaceful.

Thank Restless13Soul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit here is on everyones list of things to see on Skye. The parking problems are well documented as as the tricky road to get there so people are well warned what to expect However no pictures can show nor words describe how amazing...More

Thank rjsmi60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairy Glen is much more intriguing than Fairy Pools. It is a large cascade, with some beautiful mountains in the background but...not nearly as beautiful as other parts of Skye. There were also tons of midges which also detracted from the enjoyment. There were many...More

Thank NHSamtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started hiking for fairy pools, and reached at the point in 50 minutes. Usually, it starts raining anytime, so keep a raincoat or an umbrella with you. There was not much of a good scenic sight compared to what is usually shown in the...More

Thank nishantagni82
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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
12 June 2017|
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Response from Catherineonholiday | Reviewed this property |
The path down is steeper than you think particularly if it wet as it is a bit slippy but perfectly manageable if you take care. Take some breathers on the way back up and admire the countryside and the view back to the... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from i4quality | Reviewed this property |
No it's not possible to access with a mobility scooter. The path is too steep and there are streams to cross (stepping stones). Also parking is severely restricted and if you don't get a space the verge is narrow, steep and... More