Fodor's Expert Review Fairy Pools

Glen Brittle and the Cuillin Mountains Free Fodor's Choice

One of the most magical sights in Scotland, the Fairy Pools are a spectacularly beautiful collection of waterfalls and plunge pools in the midst of Glen Brittle. The rocky gray landscape contrasts with the vivid blue-green of the pools, the colorful plant life, and visiting wildlife (including, occasionally, red deer) to give the environment a fairy-tale feel. You can walk to the pools from a parking lot 20 minutes away. Come at sunrise or sunset for smaller crowds and the opportunity for a truly enchanting swim—just don't expect the water to be warm. If you're willing to climb to the upper pools, you can even find some seclusion at peak hours.

Free Fodor's Choice Body of Water Outdoor

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Highland  IV47 8TA, Scotland

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Rate Includes: Free; parking £5 a day

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