isle of skye | fairy pools of scotland

If you’re traveling to Scotland, you must go up North to the Isle of Skye and spend a few days exploring every corner of the island. The landscape is breathtaking because there are mountains in every direction, and the bright blue water makes it look almost Mediterranean. Plus, cute sheep will pass right in front of your vehicle.

We spent our time visiting a couple of castles with unique placements on the water, having a traditional Scottish lunch of cullen skink in the city of Portree, and hiking to the Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle. I discovered the Fairy Pools on Pinterest (Pinterest knows everything) and talked Brandon into finding the network of small to medium streams, waterfalls, and tranquil pools of clear water. It did not disappoint.

Fairy Pools of Scotland:

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Glen Brittle
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Fairy Pools of Scotland
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Mountains in Isle of Skye
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North Scotland

We spent hours following the streams and waterfalls, and could have spent even more time exploring if we had wanted to because we found a couple of trails that continue up some of the mountains in the area. Since it started to rain midway through our hike, we decided not to take that path; we turned around and walked with the water some more.

Glen Brittle is such a unique area. Mountains surround the valley and the clouds and fog that day made it look incredibly eery. I’d love to go back someday.

Have you heard of the Fairy Pools of Scotland?


Filed Under: Scotland, Travel10 Comments
  • Mary De Bastos


  • Lindsey

    Uh, Jealous! These could seriously be postcards!

    • Rachel

      I know! I can’t take credit… Scotland is so beautiful that everything looks like a postcard. It’s so green here!

  • Amy

    Absolutely beautiful! My husband just spent a few weeks in Edinburgh and loved it!

    xx Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

  • Life etc…

    Looks like your blog is off to a great start! Beautiful photos and I love your blog design. You’ve got yourself a new follower :)

    Life etc

    • Rachel

      Thank you! Your blog is lovely, too.

  • Cocalores

    The Isle of Skye is such a magical place, isn’t it? We went there in March / April, and it was breath-taking with the clouds lingering around the mountain tops. I can’t wait to go back, I have yet to see the fairy pools which are supposed to be stunning, too.

  • Megan Thudium

    Beautiful! It reminds me of my favorite show “Merlin!”

  • andika421

    Scotland is so beautiful, thanks for sharing these photos!

  • Caitlin @ SouthernExhilaration

    Your pictures are stunning! Scotland is definitely on my bucket list