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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“uig hotel” (52 reviews)
“magical place” (62 reviews)
“small hills” (18 reviews)
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"uig hotel"
in 52 reviews
"magical place"
in 62 reviews
"small hills"
in 18 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 20 reviews
"single track road"
in 26 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
"short walk"
in 8 reviews
"fairy pools"
in 12 reviews
"car park"
in 11 reviews
"fairies"
in 73 reviews
"sheep"
in 65 reviews
"hobbit"
in 24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here on an Outlander tour. We were here in mid-May. It's interesting to walk around and photograph. There weren't a huge number of people around when we came and the ground wasn't muddy, so we enjoyed our time here.

Thank kolohe280
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rippling hills, stone circles and a "fort". Very unique topography and some wonderful views from the top of the glen.

Thank walkersa2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't know what to expect but we were blown away by the views, beauty and experience. It only takes an hour and when done in conjunction w/other stops is was a great visit.

Thank gnftr44
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend and I went in May and thankfully, it wasn't so crowded. Also, we were grateful that the sun came out that day too. We hiked up the mounds and on the other side saw stone circles created by tourists. There were sheep walking...More

Thank NYCtraveler3410
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really sad to say we've had our final visit to the Fairy Glen. At least during the non-winter months. I've been visiting this place for the better part of 20 years - it is utterly amazing with its little conical hills and pretty vistas. But...More

2  Thank fiona07
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Plenty of space to park near road if you visit later on in the day. Beautiful place, with plenty of small hills to take in views. I would have loved to see a information board to tell you more about the place.

Thank ingy88
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even thought he weather was typically Scottish drizzle this is a magical place- lots of strange hillocks to climb, hide round and just thoroughly enjoy. No-one else there- spent ages with the dog who was just as enchanted as I!

1  Thank Loretta R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fairy Pools are in an amazing location with the Black Cuillins as an amzing back drop, bit of a walk in bit well worth it

Thank KennyMonaghan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here by bus, which dropped us off well over a mile away, just south of Uig. The hike was mostly along a road, but we had to frequently step off to let cars pass. That said, it was worth the hike. The place...More

Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to add to your list of things to see if you have kids. I had fun running around looking to see what was around the next corner.

Thank margarbi
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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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