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Our four thatched self-catering cottages offer a unique and luxurious experience all set to the backdrop of the stunning Highland scenery Elgol has to offer.
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We may have mentioned before (once or twice!) here in our blogs that the Isle of Skye has a number of beautiful sights to behold. Through these posts, our aim is to let you know what surrounds us here in Elgol and further afield across the island. One of the most magical sights on the island are the Fairy Pools at Glen Brittle.

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Set at the foot of the famous Black Cuillins amidst the backdrop of the beautiful yet rugged Skye landscape are these enchanting pools. They have been carved in to the landscape through a series of pools offering a tranquil setting in the middle of a tundra. The crystal clear water is perfect for taking a dip if you so wish – these cool waters are most refreshing, blasting away the cobwebs! You’ll often find they are busy – even on a cloudy day – that’s how well-known and loved this landmark is. You might want to bring your camera too – the sight of these pools is something that you will treasure and revisit in years to come.

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Swimming in the pools is encouraged but safety is also encouraged too. There are unique underwater arches just calling out to be swam under. The pools never heat up, so make sure you take something warm to wear (and/or drink!) for when you come out. The fairy pools are unique in that they were carved in the landscape during the last Ice Age. Not only are the pools themselves picturesque, but the surrounding landscape also is. Breathtaking!


The Fairy Pools are around an hours drive from us here at Mary’s Cottages. There are other notable landmarks on the way. If you have booked or are considering booking a stay with us then please ask us for more information on how to get to the wonderful Fairy Pools. We are more than happy to help!

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Fairy pools


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