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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst this place has no real evidence of the fairies when you drive down to the Fairy Glen you can’t help but get caught in the magic of the place. The cone shapes are quite something all together and even on an overcast day make...More

Thank madlizzie04
Reviewed 3 days ago

I found the Fairy Glen to be curious but underwhelming after the other stops we made on Skye. It's lacking the hulking jagged cliffs and impressive landscapes, but the weird, conical bumps that make up the fairy glen are certainly different. There are some interesting...More

Thank netia1128
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had so much fun exploring the Fairy Glen and playing hide and seek. Our children, aged 5 & 7 loved it! A great place to run around - and very magical. Not too busy either.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here at 9am. Pretty quiet. Was really nice. Some of it was a bit artificial but all in all good fun. Was getting VERY busy at 10am.

Thank reno999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like many things on Skye, getting there is a challenge and parking is as well. While there were quite a few people there, it is too small for the tour buses to get there! Beautiful scenery. Great place for a picnic.

1  Thank Tami W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is beautiful. Try the hike to the top of the castle. Very narrow trail and steep steps at the top but worth it.

Thank DontStopExploring
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never seen anything like this place, just stunning & very weird (in a good way). Everyone has to visit here at least once, thoroughly recommended.

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an amazing hike!! Great town to stop an eat as well. Love Scotland! A must see. It overlooks the water.

Thank Tasha R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful part of Skye and really is something to see. You can spend as long as you want here exploring and climbing all the little hills or even having a picnic. Suitable for all ages but I would imagine a very special...More

1  Thank Keira81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to go for a walk, resembling 'the shire' from the Lord of the Rings films. Great opportunity for some nice photographs here. Parking isn't great, but you will eventually find a space.

1  Thank Pedr043
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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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