The Fairy Ponds are con­sid­ered one of the most beau­ti­ful places in Scot­land and one of the coun­try’s most amaz­ing sights. This is tru­ly an amaz­ing and incred­i­ble sight!

fairy ponds in scotland

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Unit­ed King­dom

The Fairy Ponds are locat­ed south­east of Glen Brit­tle For­est in the south of the Isle of Skye, three kilo­me­ters from the beach. They were cre­at­ed by a stream flow­ing down the moun­tains, which formed sharp ris­es and water­falls. These fab­u­lous reser­voirs are locat­ed at the foot of Mount Cuillin and from the out­side look like paint­ings by a skilled crafts­man — an amaz­ing sight! The cas­cade of water­falls and the sin­u­ous beau­ty of the rock for­ma­tions cre­at­ed by falling water give the pools a spe­cial mag­i­cal atmos­phere. The ponds can def­i­nite­ly be includ­ed in the list of the most beau­ti­ful lakes in Scot­land.

fairy ponds in scotland
In fact, Fairy Ponds are a cas­cade of water­falls. All lakes are crys­tal clear and sur­round­ed by large rocky cliffs, water­falls and lush foliage. And although the water here is icy, this does not stop trav­el­ers and lovers of swim­ming in nat­ur­al reser­voirs.


The pop­u­lar­i­ty of the Fairy Ponds on the Isle of Skye is grow­ing every year due to its clear water and spec­tac­u­lar views. Of course, you won’t believe the col­or­ful pho­tos until you see it with your own eyes! You can eas­i­ly get to the Isle of Skye (Inner Hebrides) from the main­land by fer­ry.


If you decide to take the bus, the near­est stop is 6 km from the place. Then you must walk. This route is easy and unde­mand­ing, although there are wet­lands in some places. If you are trav­el­ing by car, fol­low the road to Glen Britt. Park at the local park­ing lot, from where the road leads to the ponds. Pre­pare com­fort­able shoes — some parts of the path cross small streams, so be pre­pared to jump from rock to rock. The beau­ty of this region will exceed your expec­ta­tions in many ways.

See also
Sights of Scotland