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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%
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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"
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"fairies"
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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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...More

Thank ViajeroIndiana
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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...More

Thank thebrowns3
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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...More

Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here in the afternoon as we were traveling around the peninsula . Having already hike the Old Man if Storr, we were not up for another big hike. Well we were in luck. This is a very quick and easy hike and it...More

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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
4 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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