Northern Highlands of Scotland
The Northern Highlands of Scotland, and specifically Sutherland where Falls of Shin is located, is the least populated area of the UK. Because of this, the area is exceptionally beautiful with almost endless miles of mountain, moorland, forest, rivers and coastline.
Despite some of the area’s remoteness, Falls of Shin is easy to get to and also in a very central position within the Northern Highlands. This makes Falls of Shin an ideal base from which to also visit other parts of the Northern Highlands of Scotland, and in the knowledge that the visitor centre has excellent facilities to start from or come back to.
In easy driving distance of Falls of Shin are the towns of Dornoch and Tain, with numerous villages such as Lairg, Bonar Bridge, Rosehall all close by. Combining a trip to the Falls of Shin with all or just one of these towns or villages is ideal, with all providing a wide range of accommodation such as hotels and B&B. The coastal village of Golspie is around a 30 minute drive away, and here the magnificent Dunrobin Castle stands – a perfect combination for a day trip with Falls of Shin.
Many visitors to the Highlands of Scotland don’t venture much further north than Inverness, when actually having got that far the best is, arguably, yet to come! The Northern Highlands offer something slightly different to the rest of the Highlands, and with Falls of Shin’s relatively central position within the area, the west, east and northern coasts are all easy to reach.
So if you’re visiting the Scottish Highlands make sure you go all the way and come to the Northern Highlands, and once there head for the Falls of Shin.