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Fairy Pools of the Isle of Skye

Emerald-coloured pools possess magic powers that make you dive into the water, no matter how chilly it is

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It is not a mere coincidence that these enchanting water basins are named the Fairy Pools—as you see the amazingly clear emerald water, you simply cannot resist plunging into the pool. The series of glacial basins are one of the most delightful natural landmarks found on the Isle of Skye near Glenbrittle, which is also famed for its waterfalls and mountains.

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The two top pools are divided by a stone arch that people like to dive underneath. Though water temperatures are always chilly—approximately 11 °C, the best time to blend with nature is late autumn. At this time the bathing site is particularly eye-pleasing ornated with the natural decorations of lush marsh grass and splendid bracken foliage.

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