5 Interesting facts about the Fairy Pools

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

The Fairy Pools is definitely a place worth seeing in Scotland. It is a renowned destination for tourists. Here are 5 very interesting facts about Scotland you'll wish you had known about earlier. But before we move on to the lesson, today, I have something very special for you!

Trivia Time!

Legend says that someone spotted magical fairies taking a dip in the pool and that's how it got it's name!

In the Isle of Skye, the word Skye is derived from the Norse word ski meaning ‘cloud’ and ey meaning ‘island’.


The Fairy Pools are a waterfall phenomenon in Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The pools have a vivid blue colour and is a famed destination for swimmers who love frosty water. The habitat of the Fairy Pools is home to several different kinds of animals, such as red deer, rabbits, and sheep. The area also contains a large number of birds such as common ringed plovers, meadow pipits, turnstones, curlews, grey herons, and dunlins.

The place is mainly rocky with some muddy areas here and there. The water in the area is icy cold, as the pools are filled by cold mountain streams. The Fairy pools were formed between 50-70 million years ago, when North America pulled away from Europe and the Atlantic Ocean broadened, forming a series of volcanoes down the west side of the Highlands.

How can I get there?

How can you get there? hmm... That's a big question, luckily, we have the answer! To get to the Fairy Pools from India, you need to book a flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India to Glasgow Airport. Then you just need to take a taxi to Glen Brittle. After that it is just a 20 minute walk to the Fairy Pools from the Glen Brittle car park.

Saying this, I shall bid my farewell with a little quote and an image for inspiration. See you next time!

Sometimes, life gives a magnificent fairy tale


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