The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

Categories: Waterfalls, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Relax in the natural beauty of the The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, so called because of their enchanting appearance. Walk around the area and admire the collection of clear-blue streams, waterfalls, and rock pools set amid the grandeur of the Cuillins. Brace yourself for a rather chilly swim or a paddle. If the weather permits a longer stay, bring along a picnic, but be sure to take your garbage away with you. Sensible footwear is recommended as the streams fill up quickly when it rains, making the surrounding area very wet and slippery. Go early for the best chance of securing one of the limited parking spaces. Arrange your visit to The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and discover more family-friendly attractions in Isle of Skye using our Isle of Skye vacation planner.
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  • This lovely area is easily accessible which means it can be busy. The river has carved deep hollows and gorges filled with bubbling clear water. Very beautiful, but any fairies are in hiding from the ...  read more »
  • We tried a visit here around 11 oclock hoping to get some photographs as the light changed. Sadly it was busier than a town high street. Car Park was overflowing and cars were parked all along the roa...  read more »
  • Nice color of water and jumps but full of people. There is nothing that you can not see in the rest of Scotland, Wales or England. The island is very overrated. I went because a friend had been in the mid-90s and had recommended it to me. I was disappointed (and when I arrived, had nothing to do with what my friend had seen 20 years ago). Clarified that went out from Oxford in auto crossing all over Wales, North of England and Scotland. If you are lovers of nature and you have the days don't go to Skye. There are many more beautiful places to go. Things negative of the island: rather than nothing is crowded on all sides, I went in October (as it was cool) and believed that it would be quieter. Internal highways (which are one-handed) are a little emptier but do not pass a minute clock unless you cross to someone. Perhaps give some the same but personally when I search for a natural place trying to be a sea of people. If I want that I go to a city. It is full of power lines throughout the island. You can not take hardly a picture unless you see a cable of high voltage or a House. In addition the island has no vegetation, only grass and trees (pines) artificially planted. When we went we had set up the trees, obviously because they are forestry enterprises, and had miles of branches and fallen trees. Positive things of the island: Portree. It is a very pretty village. Typical coastal town. The people is excellent (as all the Scots). From since everything depends on the taste of each one. I went to find another thing to Skye. You would never go. The best places in my trip were (the best go first): Ambleside and Borrowdale (Lake District, North England, is truly spectacular), Wales (from the Center to the Snowdonia region), Scottish Highlands, Haltwhistle (is the less touristic part of Hadrian's wall) Cotswolds (English countryside). Any thing in it that can help ask nomas!
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  • If you go all the way from the parking to the waterfall and pools at the end, and back, it's about a 3-km walk. Mostly easy, although there are a few spots where you have step/jump over running creeks and show a bit of agility. Also, while it doesn't seem so bad going down, the incline turns out to be much steeper on the way back up! But it's all worthwhile one you make it to the end -- really a magical place, with amazing scenery all around. If fairies really existed, this would likely be their home...
  • Wonderful and magical! The Fairy Pools are well worth a visit if you're going to Skye. The hike was quite easy when we visited as the water was pretty low. I would recommend going quite early in the morning if you want an easy time finding somewhere to park.
  • The fairy pools themselves weren't that impressive, but we hiked from Sligachan and the hike was a lot more fun and enjoyable. Overall, most pictures of the pools are oversaturated, making them look a lot more beautiful.
  • Simply brilliant. From car park you could say there is nothing, but as soon as you star the walk it gets just better. In case anyone is wondering - there are plenty of places to have a dip (and a dive) into a water. Just be mentally prepared as water is REALLY cold :D
  • Worth paying a visit while travelling in Isle of Skye. The waterfalls and pools are beautiful and please do try to get into the refreshing water. The downfall is that the place is usually crowded with people and there are no proper changing rooms and toilets. I recommend hiking up further up where there is less or no people where you can fully enjoy the peaceful serenity and then magical waters of the pools.
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