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Falls of Shin

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“play area”(20 reviews)
The Falls of Shin are famous for being one of the best places in Scotland to view salmon in their natural habitat. The former Falls of Shin centre, nicknamed “Harrods of the North” was destroyed by fire in May 2013. This left a huge hole in the...more
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Achany Glen, Lairg IV27 4EE, Scotland
+44 1549 402888
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for the falls but found a wonderful cafe as well. The coffee was just wonderful, the soup was perfect the sandwiches excellent. It is a simple fare and very relaxed setting. If you can avoid the tour buses you will have a special treat.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ArtW406
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my wife to visit this viewpoint. The Falls cannot be described in words as they are so wonderful. For a natural view you cannot take enough photos showing the salmon fighting against the fierce waters. This was our no.1 choice to come and see....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the salmon leap was a thrilling experience, loved it, as thrilling as a fireworks display and mesmerising, addictive and compulsive viewing

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Margo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

stunning veiws its a must if you are heading to the highlands.There is a lovely shop and restaurant which is a tad pricie very clean and tidy well stocked and presented. Lovely to stop and have a cuppa

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LadyIreneWoods
Reviewed 1 week ago

To get straight to the point I was highly disappointed with our recent visit. Poor attitude, overly priced food, long time waiting on the food to arrive, poor selection of food. The list goes on. This is pseudo tourism at its best. I've no interest...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank IRELAND097
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot fail to love the falls of shin. Remarkable place so beautiful and great excitement when you see a salmon jumping.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hmmm, I guess this is only popular because you can drive to it and there is a large car park. There are hundreds of more beautiful and spectacular falls all over Scotland - you just have to walk more than 50m from the road to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice falls but I didn’t spot any Salmon.its now wheel chair friendly with the new access and viewing platform My children enjoyed the play area a lot ..

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank helping_hand18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Falls of Shin a couple of weeks ago to visit it. I had the most amazing time with a few new experiences! The venue looks stunning. A few miles away from Ardgay, the site is based nearby a waterfall where you can...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Meier F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed to use the bathroom before the walk to the river viewpoint. Staff were friendly so I left tip for using this service. 5 star deserved for this alone. A great opportunity to see salmon jumping and leaping into the air. Great for snaps...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 26, 2019|
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Response from Vic510 | Reviewed this property |
There is not much more I can add that others have already said. I would point out that walking down to the viewing platform is not suitable for disabled people or people with walking difficulties. Also the cafe seems to... More
April 4, 2019|
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Response from Avril Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed. My two loved the fab walks in the area.
June 19, 2018|
Response from hlporter38 | Reviewed this property |
AS far as I know they are open. Check on their website