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The Restaurant at the Falls of Shin is open every day from :
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wintertime
9:30 AM – 6:00 Summertime

Falls of Shin

Situated in the heart of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland, the Falls of Shin is a wonderful experience for all the family.

Set in the Achany Glen, amongst Highland scenery, Falls of Shin is a day out that has something to offer all members of the family.

Open all year round, this all – weather destination is only an hour’s drive from Inverness.

For those who enjoy the outdoors and wildlife there are extensive forest walks, dramatic waterfalls and the famous salmon leap, where you can watch salmon hurl themselves up the falls, attempting to return to their place of birth to spawn. The Falls of Shin is free to visit with plenty of parking space.

The visitor centre shop has a range of exclusive luxury Harrods gifts from Harrods Knightsbridge in London and superb quality local quality crafts, plus fresh local produce.

Complete your day by enjoying home- made food and snacks served daily from noon in the fully licensed restaurant.

The Falls of Shin & Salmon Leap

When the glaciers melted after the last Ice Age in the UK, the Highland landscape was formed, creating valleys and lochs.

Erosion by debris, boulders and gravel led to the formation of the River Shin and the spectacular waterfalls. The River Shin is one of the great salmon rivers in Scotland and is one of the rivers, including that of the Cassley and Carron that run into the River Oykel.

The surrounding area consists of many hills and a large number of streams and burns bring water down to form the river. The water appears slightly brown due to the peaty soil. The water in the River Shin is fresh water and is superbly clean, the perfect conditions for the Atlantic salmon and other fish such as trout that require a constant flow …

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Falls of Shin Waterfalls & Salmon Leap

Falls of Shin Waterfalls & Salmon Leap

The water falls at Shin would be spectacular on their own, but the sight of leaping salmon makes them even more special and something not to be missed.

Falls of Shin is recognized as being one of the best places in all of Scotland to watch leaping Atlantic Salmon, and the fish can be seen anytime between May and November, with the late summer months making this almost guaranteed.Visitors at Falls of Shin

The salmon attempt to leap the falls because they are heading up river to breed, and to the place they themselves were born.

In June 2011 we will be opening a major exhibition display which charts the lifecycle of the Atlantic Salmon and the importance of the Kyle of Sutherland area to its long-term survival.

So be sure not to miss this new and impressive addition to what the visitor centre has to offer.