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Review of Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen
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US$ 97.96*
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Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness Including...
Ranked #7 of 106 things to do in Isle of Skye
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the incredible good fortune of visiting Fairy Glen on a sunny, warm day in the summer, and everyone in the family agreed that it was a truly magical place. The emerald green hills were enchanting and easy to explore and the views from the tops of the of the pointy summits were breathtaking. This is a great place to hike or just to sit and relax after a long day of exploring Skye. I would imagine that the place is every bit as impressive on a rainy day. I would recommend giving yourself at least 45 minutes to hike around and enjoy the sights . . . and hour or more would be ideal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The landscape of the fairy glen is unusual and gives you the feeling that fairy tales might just come to life. We visited as a family with a 5 and nearly 3 year old. They managed the walking quite well although we kept our youngest back from climbing Castle McEwen. There are a number of drops so young kids need to be well supervised. Proper outdoor shoes are also a must for scrambling around the hills. It was easy to find but parking is sparse and wouldn't be well suited to larger vehicles i.e. coaches etc.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the area really interesting, you can see how the belief in fairies was founded when visiting places like this.

Thank Manas H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy on Easter Day, Fairy Glen had an unusual appearance. Well worth a visit. Might be a good setting for a play about witches, rather than fairies. Strange looking hills and gnarled trees.

Thank Morag S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this stop in our drive around Skye. Park anywhere along the road you can find and hike up the rugged Glen to get a full view of the area. Beautiful bright pink trees this time of year and glimpses of farm in the distance and remnants of stone shelters from distant past. Magical scenery. Loved it.

Thank Nicole M
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