If you are willing to brave the cold of the Fairy Pools, pack your swimsuits. You will also need to wear some sturdy shoes for the 30-40 minute walk to the pools from the car park.
Scotland is a place of harsh weather. It is often cold and wet. The ferry at Glenelg will only take cash so make sure you have some on hand for this.
The summer months would be the best time to go, as it is mostly outdoors and the Glenelg Ferry only runs from Easter to October.
If you plan on crossing with your car on the Glenelg Ferry more than once, buy a six-journey ticket book for £40. A single return journey for a car is £25. Alternatively, you can drive across the Skye Bridge for free.
This busy day in the Scottish Highlands involves a fair amount of driving but it is very much worth it. Start by visiting the 2,000-year-old Glenelg Brochs, where the experience of walking through these Iron Age dwellings is quite surreal. Continue to the Skye Ferry (the oldest one of its kind in Scotland), then refuel with wood-fired pizza at Cafe Siaway. Finally, brace yourself for the real gem of the day: the beautiful cascading falls of the Fairy Pools. If you’re game, take a refreshing dip in its cold waters.