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Magical landscape most deserving of its name.

This is an amazing place to visit and if your anywhere nearby you should locate and stop for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenn A
Beautiful and magical!

We stopped at the Fairy Glen on our way to Uig to catch the ferry to Lewis and Harris. It’s so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to visit and if your anywhere nearby you should locate and stop for a visit. Very pretty. The landscape changes dramatically as you enter this hilly fairy glen. Seems almost mystical. Watch your step walking about and don't wear red....More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Fairy Glen on our way to Uig to catch the ferry to Lewis and Harris. It’s so quaint and beautiful, and such a unique experience. Try to get their on the early side to enjoy some peaceful time with the faeries...More

Thank swisty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea where this place was as it's not signposted. There's not really anywhere to park. It's a beautiful area, nice wee walk, saw loads of dragonflies! Spoilt by people building stone towers!

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost magical landscape most deserving of its name. Worth scrambling around but be careful it can be very slippery. It's a pity that the lane goes through it. Would be great if it were traffic free with appropriate parking on the fringes.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Not the easiest to find, the fairy glen is reachable from a side road near the Uig Hotel. There is no formal parking area, but we found some space by the side of the road where other cars had also parked. Like the Quirang, the...More

Thank Anuj_Mithani
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Be sure to come prepared with waterproof walking shoes and you'll be amazed by the incredibly beautiful hills. After a tricky, single track drive you'll come upon this dramatic glen. Be sure to park off the road to avoid driving difficulties. Take time to walk...More

Thank psychomom715
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is an amazing place to visit. The landscape changes dramatically as you enter this fairy glen. Seems almost mystical. Make sure you climb up the landscape on both sides of the road. Beautiful location just 30 minutes walk outside Uig. Be careful if the...More

Thank CanadaAbu
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I could have spent the entire day climbing the hills and looking at the fantastic landscape. It was sunny for September, and the midgies were gone, so how much more perfect could it be?

Thank KRoan
Reviewed 26 October 2017

One cautionary note is: beware of the single track road! That said, this is a very worthwhile side trip. My wife was the one who wanted to visit the site and I was lukewarm until I saw the incredible landscape. We wandered around for over...More

Thank Highliner
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Quite easy to find just off the main road into Uig. As usual it’s a single track road up to and through the glen with very few parking spots. On our visit it had been raining so it was very slippery everywhere. Don’t do what...More

Thank DaveRuss
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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.
1 December 2015|
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 ..
Rachel C
5 May 2015|
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Response from Ferretaid | Reviewed this property |
It is an open area however I would leave the doggies at home to help preserve this magical gem. Please take care of this lovely place.