The Most Spectacular Waterfalls in Scotland
There are countless spectacular Scottish waterfalls to see all over the country. These enchanting and powerful cascading waters are true wonders of nature. So, here are our some of the best waterfalls in Scotland. Be sure to soak up the views on your next visit.
Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
The magical Fairy Pools are one of the top attractions on the island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides. Several waterfalls flow into these crystal-clear and icy-cold waters on the River Brittle, which are popular with Wild Swimmers. Are you brave enough to try it?
Falls of Foyers, Foyers
This spectacular waterfall drops 50 metres into the River Foyers, which leads to the famous Loch Ness. The Falls of Foyers are known in Gaelic as Eas na Smuide, meaning ‘the smoking falls’. And they inspired the great Robert Burns to pen a poem in 1787.
Plodda Falls, Tomich
Plodda Falls is one of the most dramatic waterfalls in the Highlands. Located close to the village of Tomich near Glen Affric, its waters plunge 46 metres into Abhainn Deabhag and then the River Glass. The magnificent Douglas Fir trees in this area are another highlight.
Steall Waterfall, Fort William
Below Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK, the stunning Steall Falls flows. Plunging 120 metres, it is the one of the highest waterfalls in Scotland. There is a rope bridge across the river, where you can enjoy amazing views, if you’re daring enough to cross it.
Glenashdale Falls, Whiting Bay
The Glenashdale Falls, or Eas a’ Chrannaig in Gaelic, is a beautiful double-cascade near Whiting Bay and Holy Island on the Isle of Arran. Part of a scenic island tourist trail, this 40 metre waterfall is a spectacular highlight.
Rogie Falls, Contin
Rogie Falls is an impressive series of waterfalls on the Black River, near Contin in the Scottish Highlands. You can view the falls from a new suspension bridge across the river.
Corrieshalloch Gorge, Ullapool
There are several breath-taking waterfalls surging down the 40 metre-deep Corrieshalloch Gorge on the River Dorma in the north of Scotland. There is a fantastic viewing platform, where you can take in the splendour of this remarkable National Nature Reserve.
Grey Mare’s Tail, Moffat
Plummeting 60 metres into the valley below, the splendid Grey Mare’s Tail in the Moffat Hills is tall and thin. And it certainly does look like a mare’s tail. Climb the steep slopes of White Coomb hill for the best views.
Falls of Dochart, Killin
In Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Falls of Dochart run through the small town of Killin, at the western end of Loch Tay. You can enjoy stunning views of the falls from the bridge in the town.
Falls of Clyde, Lanark
And last but not least in our list of the best waterfalls in Scotland, we have the outstandingly beautiful Falls of Clyde. There is a Visitor Centre here and lots of Scottish wildlife to look out for, including badgers and otters.