The Orkney Caravan & Camping Site

224 Reviews

4.7 / 5 overall rating based on 224 reviews in the last 12 months

100% would recommend this site

98% would stay here again

Excellent

73%

Very Good

24%

Average

2%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

"Would stay again"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2019

16/06/2019

In our opinion this site has the best overall faculties compared to other sites on Orkney Mainland

"Kirkwall"

Mrs K Chapman - Stayed with partner, Jun 2019

15/06/2019

Very clean site with excellent showers.

"Washroom facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2019

13/06/2019

The sinks were difficult to use because of the design of the taps and the hot water temperature was only just warm. I can see the need to conserve water but the push button showers are a pain. This......Read more.

The sinks were difficult to use because of the design of the taps and the hot water temperature was only just warm. I can see the need to conserve water but the push button showers are a pain. This comment is intended as an Observation and not a complaint. It by no means spoiled our stay in what is a 5star site....Read less.

"1"

Mrs C Black - Stayed with family, Jun 2019

13/06/2019

1

"Excellent base to explore Orkney"

Mr E Williams - Stayed Jun 2019

13/06/2019

All the facilities were of the highest standard, a very well appointed and well run site. I will return probably for a longer stay. Easy walk to Kirkwall centre and major shopping facility while......Read more.

All the facilities were of the highest standard, a very well appointed and well run site. I will return probably for a longer stay. Easy walk to Kirkwall centre and major shopping facility while being in a peaceful location on the edge of town. Easy road access and a short walk to a number of inter island ferries....Read less.

"Nice site, but unisex shower and toilet cubicles?????"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2019

12/06/2019

Nice site, kitchen and facilities good but why have all the toilet and shower units unisex? Very well kept but some of us not that keen on using them. Why not have all the cubicles on the left set up......Read more.

Nice site, kitchen and facilities good but why have all the toilet and shower units unisex? Very well kept but some of us not that keen on using them. Why not have all the cubicles on the left set up for men and those on the right for women....Read less.

"Clean warm shower and toilet block"

Mrs. C Olsen - Stayed with family, Jun 2019

11/06/2019

This location is brilliant - the village is an easy flat 15 minute stroll from the van park. Showers and toilets cleaned twice a day, and warm. Small sitting room with plenty of usb charging plugs,......Read more.

This location is brilliant - the village is an easy flat 15 minute stroll from the van park. Showers and toilets cleaned twice a day, and warm. Small sitting room with plenty of usb charging plugs, books and games....Read less.

"Orkney campsite at the Pickaquoy centre"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

10/06/2019

Excellent site. Best toilet and washing facilities we have ever seen. Our trailer tent pitch was very sheltered and that was much appreciated as the weather was very variable over a 5 day stay. ......Read more.

Excellent site. Best toilet and washing facilities we have ever seen. Our trailer tent pitch was very sheltered and that was much appreciated as the weather was very variable over a 5 day stay. Easy walk into Kirkwall - past Co-op, Tesco & Lidl - lovely town with a good Orkney museum and also a fascinating Wireless Museum. The cafe in the Pickaquoy centre is well worth visiting. Easy to get to Skara Brae and other historic sites as well as Stromness....Read less.

"Browns and Watkins on holidays"

C Brown - Stayed with friends, Jun 2019

09/06/2019

Excellent facililties for all campers, clean and tidy, helpful staff. Enjoyed our stay thank you.

"Haazerd"

Mr J Robertson - Stayed with family, May 2019

08/06/2019

The showers are extremely HOT! No warning is given that the water is HOT and there is facility to regulate the temperature. The chemical disposal area needs to be looked at, ok it is stainless steel......Read more.

The showers are extremely HOT! No warning is given that the water is HOT and there is facility to regulate the temperature. The chemical disposal area needs to be looked at, ok it is stainless steel but it is not user friendly. The hose is too long and there is no where to secure it when not being used, this may be considered a winge but you try using it everyday!

...Read less.

"Pickaquoy stay"

Mr B Higgott - Stayed with partner, Jun 2019

08/06/2019

Very easy to find and very good facilities

"Excellent Location and facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

07/06/2019

Shower and toilet arrangement is best we have ever found here or abroad.

"Top quality campsite"

Mrs L Macnab - Stayed with partner, May 2019

07/06/2019

This is a lovely green perfectly flat campsite with friendly helpful staff. It has spotless and plentiful showers and toilets and well maintained grassy areas. Well recommended!

"Great site"

Mr I Davies - Stayed with family, May 2019

07/06/2019

Carol the warden could not have been more helpful. She is a great asset to the centre, it made our stay so much easier and enjoyable.

"Good site"

S Wright - Stayed with partner, May 2019

07/06/2019

Only stayed as a stop over with a motorhome so didn’t use all facilities but well maintained and would stay again.

"Great place"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

05/06/2019

Everything really good for a holiday

"Excellent Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

04/06/2019

I was particularly impressed with the extra facilities that were provided. The excellent kitchen with microwave oven and freezer space. The laundrette with iron and ironing board.

The lounge with......Read more.

I was particularly impressed with the extra facilities that were provided. The excellent kitchen with microwave oven and freezer space. The laundrette with iron and ironing board.

The lounge with seating, games and DVD's. The information leaflets were very useful.

Couldn't fault it. We completed the NC500 and other places in Scotland over a 3 week period. Your campsite was by far the best....Read less.

"Perfect pickaquoy pod!"

Mrs J Poland - Stayed with family, May 2019

04/06/2019

We stayed in the St Magnus Pod which, on arrival, was spotless, spacious & surprisingly well facilitated! Our first time ‘glamping’ rather than in our tent, and we are converted - we had a sofabed,......Read more.

We stayed in the St Magnus Pod which, on arrival, was spotless, spacious & surprisingly well facilitated! Our first time ‘glamping’ rather than in our tent, and we are converted - we had a sofabed, mini worktop with kettle, toaster, fridge & microwave. Crocs/cutlery for 2 (with more available to borrow from the main kitchen if needed), bowl, bunk beds x 2, heaters, dehumidifier, wardrobe/storage space... even a coffee table & picnic bench! Also had our own parking space. The site is clean, in a great location, (walking distance to Kirkwall with supermarkets & harbour etc), peaceful, with plentiful showers/bathrooms/a laundry room, shared kitchen & lounge, although the kitchen is sparsely stocked utensil wise so do take the basics. We loved our stay & cant wait to return one day. Nb. The hot water was really extremely hot to the point we were occasionally close to burning ourselves in the shower etc - watch children....Read less.

"Very good site"

Mr C Harris - Stayed with partner, May 2019

04/06/2019

I think the wash facilities are of a very high standard, I believe this is the factor on which you would grade any site.

"Lovely campsite"

Miss C Gallivan - Stayed with friends, May 2019

03/06/2019

We very much enjoyed our 4 night wet and windy stay at the Pickaquoy Campsite in May. We were camping so very much appreciated the lounge to warm up in!

The showers and toilets were always very......Read more.

We very much enjoyed our 4 night wet and windy stay at the Pickaquoy Campsite in May. We were camping so very much appreciated the lounge to warm up in!

The showers and toilets were always very clean. The underfloor heating in the showers and hairdryers made such a big difference on a cold wet day!

Thanks very much!...Read less.

"Picky"

Ms M Jones - Stayed with partner, May 2019

03/06/2019

Very enjoyable stay although it rained heavily every day we were there. We did dishwashing and laundry while there. Only problem was small stones on site which stuck to shoes and were transferred to......Read more.

Very enjoyable stay although it rained heavily every day we were there. We did dishwashing and laundry while there. Only problem was small stones on site which stuck to shoes and were transferred to van but no problems otherwise!...Read less.

"Good location and good facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

03/06/2019

Convenient for a late-night arrival on the ferry and as a base for exploring Kirkwall. Not the most attractive surroundings but good facilities (if you don’t mind unisex toilets and showers).

"Average"

Mr G Walker - Stayed with partner, May 2019

03/06/2019

Good enough site, but noisy road runs right beside it.

"Dry satisfied with everything experienced and on offer"

Mr D Thomson - Stayed with partner, May 2019

01/06/2019

We will

"Orkney Festival Stay"

Mr L Bain - Stayed with partner, May 2019

01/06/2019

We are regular visitors to Orkney for the Folk Festival and always stay at Pickaquoy Centre. It is a great campsite and has the best facilities anywhere in the UK. It is also in walking distance to......Read more.

We are regular visitors to Orkney for the Folk Festival and always stay at Pickaquoy Centre. It is a great campsite and has the best facilities anywhere in the UK. It is also in walking distance to Kirkwall town centre with all its great shops and supermarkets. Just completely ideal...Read less.

"Site review"

Mr J Willetts - Stayed with partner, May 2019

31/05/2019

Site review

"Excellent"

Mr I Broadhead - Stayed with partner, May 2019

31/05/2019

Great campsite. Quiet. Great facilities. Hot showers.

"St Magnus Pod, May 2019"

Mrs E Sillence - Stayed with partner, May 2019

31/05/2019

We have stayed at this site a number of times but this was our first experience of staying in a pod. The pod was clean and tidy on arrival but there was a funny smell which we wondered may be coming......Read more.

We have stayed at this site a number of times but this was our first experience of staying in a pod. The pod was clean and tidy on arrival but there was a funny smell which we wondered may be coming from the floor which was still damp in places. This resolved after we gave it a wash ourselves so we wonder if maybe a foustie mop was to blame. The pod was advertised as having wi-fi access but this was episodic and a therefore a bit frustrating as we had no wi-fi access for long periods of time.

The washroom facilities remain of a very high standard and the staff are always pleasant....Read less.

"Very pleasant site, close to local shops and well placed for visiting all areas of the Mainland."

Mr M Hollis - Stayed with partner, May 2019

31/05/2019

Well maintained with very good facilities - washrooms excellent. Staff were always friendly and helpful.

We visited all parts of the Mainland and took the car ferry to Hoy. Visiting the Old Man of......Read more.

Well maintained with very good facilities - washrooms excellent. Staff were always friendly and helpful.

We visited all parts of the Mainland and took the car ferry to Hoy. Visiting the Old Man of Hoy was one of the highlights of our holiday. We also enjoyed the archaeological remains, the scenery, the birds on the cliffs and the cafes....Read less.

"Easy to find. Central location. Excellent facilities when inclement weather. Not the best site for relaxing if weather good as not discreet. Staff friendly. Information room good. Laundry facilities very good as drying stands. I like the microwave and kit"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

30/05/2019

Not in the most picturesque place but served a purpose for visiting island. As weather was not good , the locality was excellent for shopping, cinema, swimming, town etc.

"Convenient for Kirkwall centre"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

29/05/2019

This is a very clean, well equipped site. Although its location is not as picturesque as some on Orkney, it is very convenient for exploring Kirkwall sites.

"Absolutely fantastic"

Mrs M Jones - Stayed with partner, May 2019

29/05/2019

Orkney Caravan & Camping must be one of the best campsites we've stayed at in our little tent! Staff are friendly and helpful, facilites are brilliant (best we've ever come across) and the location......Read more.

Orkney Caravan & Camping must be one of the best campsites we've stayed at in our little tent! Staff are friendly and helpful, facilites are brilliant (best we've ever come across) and the location is perfect to walk into Kirkwall for a wee dram. Diolch, and we look forward to staying again....Read less.

"Excellent facilities"

Mr N Colbourn - Stayed with partner, May 2019

28/05/2019

We stayed at The Orkney Caravan & Camping Site during the 3rd week of May in our Motorhome. Unfortuneatly the weather was not kind to us but we enjoyed our stay none the less. The facilities are......Read more.

We stayed at The Orkney Caravan & Camping Site during the 3rd week of May in our Motorhome. Unfortuneatly the weather was not kind to us but we enjoyed our stay none the less. The facilities are first class, quite honestly the best Ive seen, I've seen a lot. If we returned to Orkney I would not hesitate to stay again....Read less.

"Great campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, May 2019

28/05/2019

Great

"Would definitely reccomend"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

28/05/2019

The best thing about the site was the helpfulness of the staff. The facilities are excellent for all weathers and were always warm and spotlessly clean. The park is within easy walking distance of......Read more.

The best thing about the site was the helpfulness of the staff. The facilities are excellent for all weathers and were always warm and spotlessly clean. The park is within easy walking distance of Kirkwall and well placed to access all major road for exploring the islands....Read less.

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

28/05/2019

Good facilities and near to Kirkwall. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the site is well kept.

"Best showers ever"

Ms C Pritchard - Stayed with partner, May 2019

28/05/2019

Very impressed with the shower block. Under floor heating and cubicle including loo and sink. Excellent thanks.

"Festival stay"

Mr G Aitken - Stayed with partner, May 2019

28/05/2019

We had two one night stays over the folk festival when the site was very busy, but the staff coped very well. Both times Kevin was on duty and could not have been more helpful. The experience of......Read more.

We had two one night stays over the folk festival when the site was very busy, but the staff coped very well. Both times Kevin was on duty and could not have been more helpful. The experience of booking on the phone was handled cheerfully and efficiently making our stay in Orkney very pleasant.

We will be booking a couple of nights here again next year at festival time....Read less.

"Great facilities in central location"

Mr R Barnett - Stayed with family, May 2019

27/05/2019

We spent four nights here in May 2019 and were really pleased with the cleanliness, and availibilty of facilities. The location was ideal for accessing all of Kirkwall’s amenities and providing a......Read more.

We spent four nights here in May 2019 and were really pleased with the cleanliness, and availibilty of facilities. The location was ideal for accessing all of Kirkwall’s amenities and providing a base for visiting Orkney’s many heritage and nature sites. We would definitely stay here again...Read less.

"Staying at the Pic Campsite"

Dr S Hickson - Stayed May 2019

26/05/2019

Very convenient site for Kirkwall and Orkney generally. Great facilities at the Centre - I went swimming and also to a live sceening of Swan Lake at the Cinema. I very much like the wash room......Read more.

Very convenient site for Kirkwall and Orkney generally. Great facilities at the Centre - I went swimming and also to a live sceening of Swan Lake at the Cinema. I very much like the wash room facilities several rooms with toilet, shower and hand basin. Tesco's within easy walking distance.

Really like the site....Read less.

"Highly recommend"

Mrs J McDiarmid - Stayed with partner, May 2019

26/05/2019

Young staff on duty do a great job. Friendly, welcoming and hard working.

"Great stay"

G Wright - Stayed with family, May 2019

25/05/2019

We stopped in a pod and it had eveything we needed. Warmth, comfort, fridge, microwave, kettle and plenty of space. The pod was quiet to in comparison to camping in a tent from town noise. The staff......Read more.

We stopped in a pod and it had eveything we needed. Warmth, comfort, fridge, microwave, kettle and plenty of space. The pod was quiet to in comparison to camping in a tent from town noise. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The facilities are excellent. There is a sports centre within walking distance great for children and a good cafe with lots of other things to offer for all ages. I can't fault anything other than the windows in the shower I used maybe need a deeper clean and more hooks on walls other than that perfect for us. Location great and will return. Thanks...Read less.

"Shower"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

25/05/2019

My only complaint was that the shower was scaldingly hot and not adjustable. Lovely showers but just too hot

"Staying at Orkney Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

25/05/2019

Lovely clean site with excellent facilities. Easy walk into Kirkwall.

Nearby Sports Centre has good Cafe and cinema.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

23/05/2019

Great site near to the centre of Kirkwall, fantastic shower facilities.

"Super site...best facilities we've ever known!"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, May 2019

23/05/2019

Amazing facilities...such a treat to have individual bathrooms...and lots of them. Staff always helpful and friendly and the site location within easy walking distance of Kirkwall centre and......Read more.

Amazing facilities...such a treat to have individual bathrooms...and lots of them. Staff always helpful and friendly and the site location within easy walking distance of Kirkwall centre and supermarkets was an extra bonud...Read less.

"Open All Hours"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

22/05/2019

A nice park spoiled for us by noisy late arrivals. No time limit so sleep can be disturbed by bikers revving and campervan doors slamming post 11.30 pm. No signage asking for quiet. Similarly......Read more.

A nice park spoiled for us by noisy late arrivals. No time limit so sleep can be disturbed by bikers revving and campervan doors slamming post 11.30 pm. No signage asking for quiet. Similarly vehicles start leaving around 6pm. Pitches near the barriers are most susceptible. Otherwise good location. N.B. Address given as Muddiford Road on some documents. This is not correct and Sat Nav will take you into the Leisure Centre next door....Read less.

"Excellent location and facilities"

Ms H Wendholt - Stayed May 2019

22/05/2019

This was the perfect location for a six-night stay in Orkney. Perhaps not the most aesthetically pleasing of sites, but that's more than made up for by the close proximity to shops and the town......Read more.

This was the perfect location for a six-night stay in Orkney. Perhaps not the most aesthetically pleasing of sites, but that's more than made up for by the close proximity to shops and the town centre, all within easy walking distance. The camping pod I stayed in was ideal and great value for money; spacious, extremely clean and with useful provision of a fridge, kettle, etc. The facilities block was excellent - never had to queue for the showers, which were spotlessly clean and with plenty of space. (In an ideal world it would be nice to be able to regulate the water temperature in the showers, but that's only a comment and not a complaint. Water pressure was excellent, which is far more important in my view!) The atmosphere on site was relaxed but everything seems to run extremely smoothly. No negatives at all and would highly recommend....Read less.

"First trip to Orkney"

Mr D McNulty - Stayed with family, May 2019

22/05/2019

This was our first NC500 trip with the addition of two nights in Orkney. Looked online and this was listed as a good place for camper vans. We got a good pitch which backed onto the Leisure......Read more.

This was our first NC500 trip with the addition of two nights in Orkney. Looked online and this was listed as a good place for camper vans. We got a good pitch which backed onto the Leisure Centre. There was the bin area in front of us which was not very nice to look upon. If the opening faced the other way and the fence was slightly higher this would have sorted this issue but this of course is only our opinion. The bin however was missing on the second day and people were just leaving bottles and bags there which was not ideal. The shower facilities/laundry facilities etc were the best we had come across and were kept beautifully. Good to have the barrier and access code for security at the main check in area. The only other issue was people jumping over the wall to get easier access to Tesco./Town Centre If campers can do this then it is easy access for the general public to do the same. Unsure if planning permission would allow a higher fence with perhaps a key code access gate there instead. Apart from that we had a lovely stay in a well maintained campsite and would recommend this place to other campers....Read less.

"Fab Orkney Camping!"

Mrs J Workman - Stayed with friends, May 2019

22/05/2019

Orkney Campsite was great all round! Welcoming & friendly staff. Fab facilities & location. Good value. Easy walk into town & central for exploring Orkney. Will definitely visit again when in the......Read more.

Orkney Campsite was great all round! Welcoming & friendly staff. Fab facilities & location. Good value. Easy walk into town & central for exploring Orkney. Will definitely visit again when in the area!! Thanks guys....Read less.

"Ideal Site"

Mr C Lowe - Stayed with partner, May 2019

22/05/2019

If all camping parks were run on the lines of Orkney Caravan Park we would have problems booking a pitch! Everything that a caravanner or camper requires is on this site and well thought out, from......Read more.

If all camping parks were run on the lines of Orkney Caravan Park we would have problems booking a pitch! Everything that a caravanner or camper requires is on this site and well thought out, from the wonderful en-suite style shower rooms that are kept extremely clean to the homely lounge and kitchen facilities. Good spaces between each unit are maintained for safety. A few minutes walk will take you into charming Kirkwall and grocery shopping made easy by a choice of three well known supermarkets a couple of minutes by foot away. The roads are good and we took our motor home all over the island visiting the Italian Chapel, Skara Brae and some of the WWII remains. There were some lovely walks on sandy beaches watching the wildlife, especially the seals. I would really recommend this site - we enjoyed our time there very much....Read less.

"Best place to stay in Orkney"

Mr R Smith - Stayed May 2019

21/05/2019

Superb place to pitch a tent. Very good onsite facilities, knowledgeable and friendly staff, short walk to supermarkets and the centre of Kirkwall.

"Point of Ness"

Mrs A Challenger - Stayed with partner, May 2019

20/05/2019

We loved our stay here. The staff were so helpful and friendly, lovely walk into the village, superb views and walks from the site and a great base for further explorations of Orkney mainland

"Second time staying here"

Mr D Kerr - Stayed with friends, May 2019

20/05/2019

Great place to say close to the town and good location for visiting the islands attractions

"Top rating"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

20/05/2019

5* site, facilities and location. No negative comments.

"Orkney Saga"

Mr D Webb - Stayed with partner, May 2019

20/05/2019

A perfectly located site with excellent facilities. Adjacent to all local amenities Of Kirkwall. Position affords easy travelling to all the archipelago has to offer. Which is a lot. Don't reckon on......Read more.

A perfectly located site with excellent facilities. Adjacent to all local amenities Of Kirkwall. Position affords easy travelling to all the archipelago has to offer. Which is a lot. Don't reckon on less than seven nights to do it any kind of justice. This site will suit admirably....Read less.

"Perfect Base"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

18/05/2019

This site is perfectly located for ease of access on foot to nearby Kirkwall and three excellent supermarkets! It is also a good base from which to explore the wonderful attractions of Orkney.

"Very pleasant Pickaquoy"

Mr A Dewar - Stayed with partner, May 2019

17/05/2019

The Pickaquoy, Kirkwall, Caravan Park, is superbly sited for access to the Pickaquoy Sports/Leisure Centre where there is an excellent swimming pool and of course there is easy access to 3......Read more.

The Pickaquoy, Kirkwall, Caravan Park, is superbly sited for access to the Pickaquoy Sports/Leisure Centre where there is an excellent swimming pool and of course there is easy access to 3 supermarkets - just a few minutes away. Very good base for touring the Orkney Mainland and of course if required an excellent central spot for visiting other Islands in the Orkney group. Kirkwall town is but a few minutes walk with some excellent eating houses with many catering for Ceoliac/Gluten Free requirements. Site staff very pleasant and helpful at all times.

Only point of slight annoyance is that in off peak times (ferry wise) it would be helpful if one could book say a half day extra (at a charge of course) to avail oneself of ferry access without having to move the caravan somewhere else for a few hours. Even just a bit of grass/semi-hard standing to site the van for a few hours. Caravan parking in and around Kirkwall and Stromness is virtually nil....Read less.

"A great welcome to Orkney"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2019

16/05/2019

This was out first visit to Orkney and the location of the park was ideal to visit the many attractions Orkney has to offer, you never seen to travel further than 30 minutes from the campsite to get......Read more.

This was out first visit to Orkney and the location of the park was ideal to visit the many attractions Orkney has to offer, you never seen to travel further than 30 minutes from the campsite to get Orkney's attractions. The campsite is ideal for a walk into Kirkwall to explore the city. The campsite facilities are very good, well kept and clean. The showers are very good and water is always hot. The food preparation area and access to washing machines and tumble dryer was very helpful. An excellent site and one that we will return to....Read less.

"Great place"

Mr S Smith - Stayed Apr 2019

14/05/2019

Lovely site with great facilities and a good price too. Short walk from Kirkwall centre so lovely location.

"Stay at caravan site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

13/05/2019

Had a great stay here. Staff very helpful and freindly.

"Great site, well looked after and good facilities."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2019

12/05/2019

Clean, tidy with good facilities and good location near supermarkets for food etc. We will be back again sometime.

"Great campsite near all you might need"

Mr T Simmons - Stayed May 2019

11/05/2019

This is a super campsite. It offers such a lot that is free, excellent WIFI, warm and clean toilet block, each toilet, basin and free hot shower are all in one large unit. I did not need to use the......Read more.

This is a super campsite. It offers such a lot that is free, excellent WIFI, warm and clean toilet block, each toilet, basin and free hot shower are all in one large unit. I did not need to use the kitchen and laundry facilities but again were clean and appeared of good quality. It can be a bit cool and windy in Orkney and as I mentioned the facilities are warm and inviting. I found the lounge most comfortable and warm where I could enjoy a snack and a few beers, watch something on my tablet like being in your own home. 10 mins walk to Kirkwall centre with three supermarkets even closer. I really cannot see how anybody would be disappointed or find fault....Read less.

"Stayed 4nights"

Mrs R Molyneux - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

08/05/2019

Site was clean but no on site warden and site open to anyone who wanted to come through. Not really a problem as children used it as as a cut through but well behaved.

Shower block clean but......Read more.

Site was clean but no on site warden and site open to anyone who wanted to come through. Not really a problem as children used it as as a cut through but well behaved.

Shower block clean but unisex.. Which I personally dont like.

Could only find this site which had the 3 of our basic requirements... Chemical disposal, showers and toilets

Would have loved a more rural location for a site with these facilities

However loved orkney and will return...Read less.

"Comfortable stay with two suggestions."

Mr T Johnson - Stayed Apr 2019

07/05/2019

I had a weeks stay in one of the camping pods in April, the pod was both warm, clean and comfortable. The campsite facilities were also clean and not too busy. I can't comment on the staff as I......Read more.

I had a weeks stay in one of the camping pods in April, the pod was both warm, clean and comfortable. The campsite facilities were also clean and not too busy. I can't comment on the staff as I didn't meet any during my stay though I presume I could have found them at the Pickaquoy Centre if I had needed them. Two points to note: 1. a pin code was emailed to me in advance though I was not advised what this was for - turned out it was for a key coded container on the outside of the pod that contained the door key - fine once found but a bit tricky in the dark when I didn't know what I was looking for - email advice would have been useful in advance. 2. As the only cooking facilities are microwave, toaster and kettle - this is quite limiting if you arrive without your own camping gear. Would be great if at least one stove / oven was supplied in the centre kitchen or pod - so I could heat up some food without resorting to microwave. So forget cooking bacon & eggs for your holiday breakfast!...Read less.

"Fantastic site"

Mr J Walker - Stayed with partner, May 2019

06/05/2019

This site is far and away the very very best site in the whole of Scotland, and we should know as we tour Scotland in our Motor home for weeks at a time 5 times a year and have done every year for......Read more.

This site is far and away the very very best site in the whole of Scotland, and we should know as we tour Scotland in our Motor home for weeks at a time 5 times a year and have done every year for the past 9 years. It is so clean and well looked after by the most friendly staff who go the extra mile to help. It is a credit to Orkney and we only wish other places in Scotland would take a lead on how to cater for motorhomes caravans and campers. The only request would be some hooks in the disabled / child room. Thanks so much for all your efforts....Read less.

"Bisit to Orkney"

Mrs B Shephard - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

05/05/2019

Friendly staff- couldn’t do enough to help. Great facilities -warm showers accessible to all. Washroom and clothes washing warm and indoors with a comfortable lounge filled with informstion about......Read more.

Friendly staff- couldn’t do enough to help. Great facilities -warm showers accessible to all. Washroom and clothes washing warm and indoors with a comfortable lounge filled with informstion about local events and info....Read less.

"Oustanding"

Mr A Myerscough - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

05/05/2019

Outstanding facilities and close to Kirkwall.

"Return to Orkney"

Mr C Mathers - Stayed with family, Apr 2019

30/04/2019

A really good site and friendly helpful staff and Orkney was a great place to visit

"Lovely tidy neat surrounds"

Mrs V Dobie - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

29/04/2019

Great park, clean tidy and central to all that is needed!

"Orkney Tour"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

21/04/2019

Very happy with our stay, we will be back to enjoy more.

"Stay in Orkney"

Ms S Brewer - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

20/04/2019

We have stayed on this site 8 years when we attend the Ceilidh Festival Weekend. It is a nice site well situated for local amenities and getting around the Island. One suggestion to make when......Read more.

We have stayed on this site 8 years when we attend the Ceilidh Festival Weekend. It is a nice site well situated for local amenities and getting around the Island. One suggestion to make when booking on line we can select a site we wish to stay on but on checking in at the centre we were told the site does not allow guests to choose were they want to be unless the is a special need. This could be confusing and needs rectifying....Read less.

"Wash hand basins"

Mr D Lister - Stayed Apr 2019

19/04/2019

I was very impressed by all the facilities provided. I booked the site for it's proximity to the Picky Centre as I was attending the Dance Festival there. I arrived early for this as I wished to see......Read more.

I was very impressed by all the facilities provided. I booked the site for it's proximity to the Picky Centre as I was attending the Dance Festival there. I arrived early for this as I wished to see more of the islands. I particularly was impressed by the regularly updated 'What's On this week and today'. My only comment is that the wash hand basins in the cubicle facilities do not give space to lean over and wash your face, or to wet and lather for a shave. The taps are easy to use, the high rise outlet is fine, but they all serve to 'cover' the basin so that you cannot lean over it and wash. A very small down side to an excellent facility....Read less.

"Great campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

16/04/2019

We have used this campsite a number of times and we are very happy with our visits. The facilities are great, the toilets/showers are well maintained and warm. Maybe a mop to clean around the bottom......Read more.

We have used this campsite a number of times and we are very happy with our visits. The facilities are great, the toilets/showers are well maintained and warm. Maybe a mop to clean around the bottom of the showers could be added? The kitchen and laundry facilities are great too. The lounge area is very useful and comfortable. The access and admin side of things are well managed and easy to use. One of the best campsites we visit! Thank you!...Read less.

"Best showers on the Orkneys"

Mr A Barnard - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

15/04/2019

We used the site 3 separate times during our stay as we wanted to visit Kirkwall which is within easy walking distance and also it’s location made getting to ferries for other islands easy. It was......Read more.

We used the site 3 separate times during our stay as we wanted to visit Kirkwall which is within easy walking distance and also it’s location made getting to ferries for other islands easy. It was very clean and warm with good kitchen and laundry facilities. Best of all was the shower which hot with a roomy and warm (underfloor heating) changing area for each separate shower....Read less.

"Lovely clean site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

14/04/2019

Great location near centre of Kirkwall, peaceful

"Perfect location"

Mr D McClelland - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

11/04/2019

Could not fault this campsite, washroom facilities are excellent, even heated floor in shower. Can't comment on staff as I never came across any, but obviously site and facilities are well looked......Read more.

Could not fault this campsite, washroom facilities are excellent, even heated floor in shower. Can't comment on staff as I never came across any, but obviously site and facilities are well looked after. All entry codes, WiFi etc provided in email so no problems at all. Definitely be back as easy walk into town or good location for day trips exploring mainland or smaller islands....Read less.

"Lovely stay"

Mr S Gillies - Stayed with partner, Apr 2019

09/04/2019

Twas a windy and wet few days in Orkney but the caravan park was great. Lovely staff, hot showers, very clean and very close to supermarkets and the city centre. Will definitely return.

"Easter break"

Mr G Anderson - Stayed with family, Apr 2019

08/04/2019

The staff at the site were very friendly and helpful and ensured we had a great experience.

"Windy Orkney family trip"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Mar 2019

06/04/2019

Stayed in one of the pods. Spacious, clean, warm and bonus of microwave and a kettle. Was a great alternative to camping, especially given the weather. Camp warden very accommodating and helpful.......Read more.

Stayed in one of the pods. Spacious, clean, warm and bonus of microwave and a kettle. Was a great alternative to camping, especially given the weather. Camp warden very accommodating and helpful. Facitilites great, loved the option of the lounge area. Would wholeheartedly recommend...Read less.

"OK"

Mr D Brown - Stayed with family, Mar 2019

22/03/2019

this site has some good facilities, but they are a little long in the tooth now, and on this occasion were not as clean as they are normally. This is a site we have stayed on before, and will......Read more.

this site has some good facilities, but they are a little long in the tooth now, and on this occasion were not as clean as they are normally. This is a site we have stayed on before, and will probably stay on again, mainly due to the lack of alternative. it has positives, normally good clean facilities, but pitches are small and close together, the upper ones do not drain well and the road to these pitches is well overdue some maintenance with quite a few large pot holes...Read less.

"stay"

Ms M Markham - Stayed with partner, Mar 2019

17/03/2019

Excellent new lodge facility, just what we needed in March rather than pitching a tent.

For you to check - shower room 14 may have blocked waste pipe to shower? Also in Magnus Lodge the wall heater......Read more.

Excellent new lodge facility, just what we needed in March rather than pitching a tent.

For you to check - shower room 14 may have blocked waste pipe to shower? Also in Magnus Lodge the wall heater nearest the door seems to not work....Read less.

"Great facilities!"

Mrs J Taylor - Stayed with partner, Mar 2019

14/03/2019

As always we were pleased with our stay.

Despite a mix up on the pitch I had booked the staff resolved it in a friendly and accommodating manner.

Maybe purchase a few more cheaper plates etc from......Read more.

As always we were pleased with our stay.

Despite a mix up on the pitch I had booked the staff resolved it in a friendly and accommodating manner.

Maybe purchase a few more cheaper plates etc from charity shops for the cupboards?

...Read less.

"A Great Place To Stay!"

Mr A Richards - Stayed Mar 2019

10/03/2019

My initial phone call was answered by a very helpful member of staff and within 2 minutes my booking was sorted and email confirmation quickly arrived with all the relevant details included. Also,......Read more.

My initial phone call was answered by a very helpful member of staff and within 2 minutes my booking was sorted and email confirmation quickly arrived with all the relevant details included. Also, because my stay was for 3 nights I was told I qualify for free vouchers to use the adjoining leisure centre. Bonus! ( not that I did but it was a great offer anyway). Anyhow, the site is very clean and well laid out. The bathroom facilities were also spotless. There is a code for the gate and a different one to get into the wash rooms so no one other than campers can access them. There’s also a very handy lounge area to socialise in and free WiFi! Again a bonus. The site is fairly close to the town centre so easily walkable. I can highly recommend this site

and will definitely use it again myself in the future. 10/10!...Read less.

"Over night stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Dec 2018

13/12/2018

Perfect for our over night stay from the Aberdeen Ferry en-route to Stronsay the next day.

The only criticism is that nobody told us we would need a torch to be able to enter the codes in the pod key......Read more.

Perfect for our over night stay from the Aberdeen Ferry en-route to Stronsay the next day.

The only criticism is that nobody told us we would need a torch to be able to enter the codes in the pod key holder,

For people needing to get in the pod late at night,maybe the out side light could be left on for them....Read less.

"Orkney"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

07/11/2018

The site was good value, the facilities were excellent & good location with an easy walk to shops & restaurants

"Quality of stay"

Anonymous - Stayed Oct 2018

28/10/2018

I found the campsite excellent for facility's and location .

"Very nice facilites"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

28/10/2018

Lovely clean and tidy well run park, id definitely stay again. Warm toilets and showers, perfect for the horrible weather we had. Very good experience.

"Another enjoyable stay!"

Mrs J Taylor - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

20/10/2018

Stayed here several times as we live on Sanday. Very handy for town, great facilities too.

"Awesome"

Mr D Smith - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

19/10/2018

As always, an awesome site

"Enjoyable holiday in Orkney"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

17/10/2018

Park was clean, neat and tidy and a friendly atmosphere. Park is close to 3 supermarkets and walking distance to local restaurants really lovely shops and tourist attractions. The Cathedral is both......Read more.

Park was clean, neat and tidy and a friendly atmosphere. Park is close to 3 supermarkets and walking distance to local restaurants really lovely shops and tourist attractions. The Cathedral is both beautiful and serene.

We will hopefully have a return visit very soon....Read less.

"Fantastic place to stay in Kirkwall"

Ms K Lim - Stayed Oct 2018

12/10/2018

Fantastic location and facilities, but maybe can consider provide cooking kitchen because Kirkwall don't have so many restaurant and as a camper we very appropriate if the place could allow us to......Read more.

Fantastic location and facilities, but maybe can consider provide cooking kitchen because Kirkwall don't have so many restaurant and as a camper we very appropriate if the place could allow us to cook.

Thank you very much and keep it up

KAR

Malaysia

...Read less.

"Totally hassle free experience over the week parked up."

Mr A Dewar - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

12/10/2018

My experience of The Orkney Caravan Site was excellent - easy access, friendly staff and very near local amenities, including shops and sports facilities. The service area was excellent providing......Read more.

My experience of The Orkney Caravan Site was excellent - easy access, friendly staff and very near local amenities, including shops and sports facilities. The service area was excellent providing washing/shower facilities for people and general washing up, with tumbler dryers, washing machines etc. Access was very easy via 2 Codes for vehicle access and out of hours access to the Service Centre. Recycling zone was well marked and during our week there was no evidence of spilled litter/bottles etc. Waste disposal (for Elsan/Thetford units) was excellent with wash down and hose down facilities very easy to use and obviously hard wearing and, undercover....Read less.

"Great stay"

Mr D Main - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

04/10/2018

We had a great stay so easy to reach after late ferry from Shetland, great warm common area and very friendly helpful staff:)

"Great park"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Sep 2018

04/10/2018

We appreciated the cleanliness and space of the shower rooms.

The shower was set a little hot for me, but overall the best facilities we have visited.

The lounge room and wash area was lovely, warm......Read more.

We appreciated the cleanliness and space of the shower rooms.

The shower was set a little hot for me, but overall the best facilities we have visited.

The lounge room and wash area was lovely, warm and relaxing with games for the kids to play.

We will come back again....Read less.

"Our impressions of the site"

Mr P Fogg - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

28/09/2018

All the facilities are of an excellent standard

"An excellent example of a perfect site"

Mr P Hendy - Stayed Sep 2018

24/09/2018

This is probably one of the best camping / caravan sites in the UK. Really good value for money, superb facilities and helpful staff.

All round a very enjoyable experience, well done to everyone who......Read more.

This is probably one of the best camping / caravan sites in the UK. Really good value for money, superb facilities and helpful staff.

All round a very enjoyable experience, well done to everyone who works so hard to keep the site to such a high standard.

I will definitely return just as soon as I can. Thank you...Read less.

"holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

23/09/2018

every thing suited us thanks

"Excellent, wonderful, superb."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

23/09/2018

Excellent location on central Orkney less than 10 minutes from town centre, harbour and supermarkets. Wonderful spacious pitches on well draining ground. Superb spotless warm spacious facilities. ......Read more.

Excellent location on central Orkney less than 10 minutes from town centre, harbour and supermarkets. Wonderful spacious pitches on well draining ground. Superb spotless warm spacious facilities. The best value for money campsite we've ever stayed at. This campsite shows how it should be done. On top of all this, the staff are really well informed and friendly....Read less.

"Nice site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

20/09/2018

First class site but on a few occasions some showers/toilets were locked off and it ment queuing in the corridor.

This was probably to cut down on cleaning but needs to be addressed.

"Regular visitor"

Mr S Smith - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

18/09/2018

We have stayed here about ten times. We had a bad experience when the new pool was being constructed but apart from that it has always been excellent. The disabled facilities are magnificent and......Read more.

We have stayed here about ten times. We had a bad experience when the new pool was being constructed but apart from that it has always been excellent. The disabled facilities are magnificent and make life so much easier for us. The staff are all very friendly and couldn't be more helpful.

The access barrier system can be problematic but we have always managed to cope....Read less.

"Great campsite with excellent facilites"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

18/09/2018

We stayed in the St Magnus pod which was very clean, warm and comfortable. The pre-visit information was clear and told us all we needed to know. The pod is close to the main building where there......Read more.

We stayed in the St Magnus pod which was very clean, warm and comfortable. The pre-visit information was clear and told us all we needed to know. The pod is close to the main building where there are very nice showers, toilets and communal sitting area and kitchen. There are three supermarkets very close by and the leisure centre is right next door....Read less.

"Very near Northlink ferry terminal"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

17/09/2018

This site is just 5 minutes drive away from the Northlink ferry terminal. It was ideal for us when arriving off the ferry at 23:00.

"Orkney revisited"

Mr R McClafferty - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

17/09/2018

Weather was pretty bad for sleeping in a tent, very wet and extremely windy, as the site is quite open and exposed, but this lends itself in better weather to lovely views out over the water. ......Read more.

Weather was pretty bad for sleeping in a tent, very wet and extremely windy, as the site is quite open and exposed, but this lends itself in better weather to lovely views out over the water. Wardens Tim and Carol were more than helpful when we requested a move to a more secluded pitch. Even later in the week when we asked to move into one of the lodges, they were happy to oblige. The lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities are excellent and we spent most nights in the lounge chatting with other campers - Brilliant!...Read less.

"Gh"

Mr M Howitt - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

14/09/2018

Gh

"Ideal location"

M Arthur - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

11/09/2018

Arrived late off the evening ferry from Gils Bay in the dark and pouring rain so it was great to have all the facility codes by email in advance with good directions and a plan of the site to make......Read more.

Arrived late off the evening ferry from Gils Bay in the dark and pouring rain so it was great to have all the facility codes by email in advance with good directions and a plan of the site to make pitching up as easy as possible, the location is superb and within reach of the places we wanted to visit. These are excellent facilities but out of our price range for an extended family stay so moved on after two nights....Read less.

"Perfect base camp!"

Anonymous - Stayed Aug 2018

08/09/2018

The campsite was the best I've stayed in, and for a very reasonable price. Only two things I would change (and they were very minor): there is a picnic bench that makes it very difficult to drive......Read more.

The campsite was the best I've stayed in, and for a very reasonable price. Only two things I would change (and they were very minor): there is a picnic bench that makes it very difficult to drive into the "red" zone for tents, and there were bright lights shining in the area all night long. Complimentary wifi was nice, but the signal gets weak away from the facilities block.

Staff was super friendly and helpful, and the facilities were awesome!...Read less.

"Orkney Rocks!"

Mr. D Abernethy - Stayed with friends, Aug 2018

07/09/2018

I stayed 3 nights over Orkney Rock Festival.

The festival itself was nothing short of amazing. If you are thinking of attending, just do it.

The campsite is flawless, absolutely ideal for this......Read more.

I stayed 3 nights over Orkney Rock Festival.

The festival itself was nothing short of amazing. If you are thinking of attending, just do it.

The campsite is flawless, absolutely ideal for this festival....Read less.

"Pickaquoy caravan site"

Mr B Peck - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

07/09/2018

We stayed 2nights in one of the pods, it was an excellent choice, plenty of room, kettle, fridge, toaster and microwave was a bonus plus having power was very handy for charging phones etc. The......Read more.

We stayed 2nights in one of the pods, it was an excellent choice, plenty of room, kettle, fridge, toaster and microwave was a bonus plus having power was very handy for charging phones etc. The toilets/shower rooms were some if not the cleanest I've used at any campsite. Swimming pool cinema right next door to site, Co-op, Tesco and Lidl less than 5minute walk away. Overall excellent site. Definitely be back again in future....Read less.

"Great location and facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

06/09/2018

The only negative about the site was the cleanliness of the showers. The air vents were clogged up with dust and the floors and walls needed a good scrub rather than a mop. Other than that we......Read more.

The only negative about the site was the cleanliness of the showers. The air vents were clogged up with dust and the floors and walls needed a good scrub rather than a mop. Other than that we thought the site was really great. Never had to queue for a shower or sink, nice staff, great location and everything you could need....Read less.

"Good"

Ms D Nicolson - Stayed with friends, Aug 2018

05/09/2018

Good

"Contacting Pickaquoy Centre to book campsite"

Mrs A Simpson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

04/09/2018

We have stayed at the Pickaquoy Caravan Park several times over the years and it is a lovely place to stay. The staff on the campsite is lovely. Our only complaint is with the Pickaquoy Centre......Read more.

We have stayed at the Pickaquoy Caravan Park several times over the years and it is a lovely place to stay. The staff on the campsite is lovely. Our only complaint is with the Pickaquoy Centre Reception (not the campsite phones). When booking for this year my call was cut off 7 times. The eighth time I called, I had to plead with the receptionist to deal with my call, saying "please don't try to transfer me to the campsite, or put me on hold". The eight calls took a long time and the whole performance was very stressful. This has happened to me before, a few years ago, so there is definitely a problem there that needs to be investigated....Read less.

"fantastic scenery"

Anonymous - Stayed Aug 2018

03/09/2018

Great campsite ,close to various ammenities,plenty to do if weather is not favourable.

"Suggestion"

Mr M Hopkins - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

03/09/2018

It would be really helpful for people travelling on the ferry up to Shetland if a half day rate (or even quarter day) could be available so we could have Internet access, electric hook-up and......Read more.

It would be really helpful for people travelling on the ferry up to Shetland if a half day rate (or even quarter day) could be available so we could have Internet access, electric hook-up and somewhere to wait until the ferry check-in opens. We did enquire whether this would be possible but we're told we would have to pay £25 for another full 24 hours. Since the park was not busy you could have made a little extra money but would understand this would not be an option if the park was full....Read less.

"August 23rd, 6 nights."

Mr S Larson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

02/09/2018

Generally all very good. A superb campsite.

Only complaint would be the state other customers leave the kitchen sinks and surfaces.

"Non"

Anonymous - Stayed Aug 2018

31/08/2018

Non

"Excellent onsite facilities close to local amenities"

Mr J Lind - Stayed with friends, Aug 2018

30/08/2018

Secure clean site with excellent shower and wash facilities within walking distance of local amenities.

"Orkney Caravan and Campsite"

Mr S Pollington - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

30/08/2018

This is a clean and well run site which is ideally located fro exploring both Kirkwall and the "Mainland" of Orkney

"Very tidy site"

Mr G Platt - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

30/08/2018

All the facilities you need, close to ferry terminal. Very helpful staff. (Tim)

"Excellent caravan site"

Anonymous - Stayed Aug 2018

30/08/2018

Well managed site with excellent shower facilities. Central location on Orkney mainland

"Lots of camper vans"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

29/08/2018

We were in a tent, lots of campers turned up, often late and setting up with lights blazing. Not for us. On the other hand the toilets and showers were clean and there was plenty hot water.

"The best campsite I've ever stayed at"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

29/08/2018

Great facilities.

Access to a warm lounge at any time of day or night was a real bonus.

"Excellent Park"

Miss A Young - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

28/08/2018

We booked late online, unfortunately there were no electric tent pitches left, however on arrival Tim was extremely helpful and relocated us to a pitch with electric. The facilities are kept clean......Read more.

We booked late online, unfortunately there were no electric tent pitches left, however on arrival Tim was extremely helpful and relocated us to a pitch with electric. The facilities are kept clean and tidy, I particularly liked the individual toilet/shower rooms. Really close to the town, within 10 walk to most hotels, pubs etc. would recommend a visit to the Gin Distillery!!

All in a great holiday, would highly recommend this site....Read less.

"Perfect spot, perfect facilities. Thank you."

Mrs A Vincent - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

28/08/2018

Orkney Caravan and Camping Site offered everything we were looking for in the middle of our Orkney motorhome holiday: great showers (!), great location just a short walk from the harbour and town,......Read more.

Orkney Caravan and Camping Site offered everything we were looking for in the middle of our Orkney motorhome holiday: great showers (!), great location just a short walk from the harbour and town, peace and washing machines! While we enjoy wild camping, having this site in the middle of Orkney Mainland is perfect for us, giving us a base for a few days with the extra facilities we don't have on board. The free swimming voucher at the nearby Picky Centre was also appreciated. What a wonderful facility to have next door!

We will come again!...Read less.

"Clean, facilities, but expensive"

I De-Groot - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

27/08/2018

The campsite is clean. There are a lot of facilities when it is raining and you are a backpacker. But the camping is very expensive!

"Great site"

Miss H McTomney - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

27/08/2018

Excellent facilities and quite site with easy access to local amenities and attractions.

"Everything you need"

Mr N Hawkes - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

27/08/2018

Excellent facilities with en-suite type wash rooms with heated floors, Ideal base to explore the Orkney mainland, main supermarkets within a short walk and a little further to the centre of Kirkwall

"Family holiday in caravan"

Mr T Middleton - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

27/08/2018

The wardens at Pickaquoy are really helpful when arriving or when problems arise. We found that our stay went smoothly and a good time was had by all. The close proximity of the centre really helped......Read more.

The wardens at Pickaquoy are really helpful when arriving or when problems arise. We found that our stay went smoothly and a good time was had by all. The close proximity of the centre really helped and the swimming pool is a great feature, as is the cinema.

Although there was nothing special going on in Orkney during our stay it is just a lovely place to be in and we would definitely recommend it to others.

...Read less.

"All good"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

27/08/2018

we were very happy about our staying there.

Point of improvement: wifi connection outside of the camping house is very poor.

"Awesome camp site!"

Anonymous - Stayed Aug 2018

26/08/2018

Overall very satisfied , great space for tents, cosy lounge area, clean and spacious showers.

"A lovely site"

Mrs R Johnson - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

26/08/2018

Stayed for a couple of days in one of the lovely camping pods. An excellent, very well run site and good value. Thank you.

"Good camping"

Sig.r A Marzagalli - Stayed Aug 2018

25/08/2018

It was ordinate, cleane and good

"Orkney holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

25/08/2018

Convenient site close to supermarkets and restaurants and within easy driving distance of all of Mainland Orkney's many points of interest

"A short stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

25/08/2018

We stayed 3 nights and were very happy with the campsite. Quiet at night clean nicely cut grass etc.

"1st time staying in Pod"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

24/08/2018

I was happy enough with the park but disappointed with the Pod accommodation as the floor was very wet when we arrived at 4pm although advised it had been washed an hour before hand. I could not......Read more.

I was happy enough with the park but disappointed with the Pod accommodation as the floor was very wet when we arrived at 4pm although advised it had been washed an hour before hand. I could not smell any chemicals to aid cleaning it. There was also a smell of dampness for the duration of our stay. Apart from that the showers and toilets were very clean and conveniently placed near Pod...Read less.

"A Great Campsite"

Dr J Uttley - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

24/08/2018

good place to stay, neat & tidy, next to the leisure centre (with pool & soft play & cinema) and very near supermarkets and town.

"Excellent site perfect for exploring Orkney"

Mrs N Smith-Stanger - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

23/08/2018

We were really impressed with the site and the facilities. The location was perfect because we could easily walk into town. The laundry and kitchen was warm and cosy and a great place to meet fellow......Read more.

We were really impressed with the site and the facilities. The location was perfect because we could easily walk into town. The laundry and kitchen was warm and cosy and a great place to meet fellow campers. We really enjoyed our stay.

The shower and bathroom arrangements are great with private shower rooms. The one tiny challenge was that you can't adjust the temperature of the shower and it was sometimes a wee bit too hot.

All in all an excellent site which we would highly recommend....Read less.

"showers/ arrival at night from ferry"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

22/08/2018

showers could do with a deep clean and air vent need cleaning out / on arrival at a camp site attendant would be good to get throught the gate in the dark . also when was the electric testing done ??

"Happy camper"

Mrs S Owens - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

22/08/2018

Following the directions from the website we arrived at the Orkney caravan and camping site from the ferry terminal no problem. As we had booked through the website everything was waiting for us with......Read more.

Following the directions from the website we arrived at the Orkney caravan and camping site from the ferry terminal no problem. As we had booked through the website everything was waiting for us with the warden, park map, facilities access code and barrier code . We found our pitch easily from the directions from the warden. The park itself was well laid out. Our pitch was tarmac and level although some vans were using levelling ramps. The facilities were really good shower rooms also had toilet and wash basin. The lounge had loads of information about the islands, transport timetables places to visit. The Pickaquoy leisure centre was right next to the campsite with swimming pool and it was a 10 minute walk to Tesco Lidl and Co-op stores and then another 10 minutes took you to the town centre of Kirkwall with it's individual shops and lovely quirky high street, harbour and lots of places to eat. Getting around was very easy as transport timetables had places to see beside relevant bus number. There was also a tour bus which toured around all major sites of interest. We will have to return as we didn't get to see everything we wanted to in the time we had. I would certainly use Orkney caravan and camping park again....Read less.

"Nice Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

21/08/2018

Pleasant site, helpful warden

"Near to Everything"

A Kenyon - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

21/08/2018

Chose this campsite as near to the ferry terminals, however, extended our stay by 2 nights and added a third as it was so handy as a stop over while touring the island. The facilities were some of......Read more.

Chose this campsite as near to the ferry terminals, however, extended our stay by 2 nights and added a third as it was so handy as a stop over while touring the island. The facilities were some of the best we've seen, the shower rooms big and clean with lots of hot water. Ease of access on the site to toilets, water, etc. It's next to busy road it but we found the site peaceful. Just along the road there is a Co-op, Lidl and Tesco superstore, easy walking to town centre, shops, cafes and restaurants. Also a petrol station just around the corner. There is the Peedie sea just across the road from the campsite for dog walking and can get over to the harbour side from there too, watched cruise ships and ferries come and go. There were swans on the water. This site was ideal for us and are thinking of returning next year....Read less.

"Showers"

G Pearson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

21/08/2018

Under floor heating, wow

"Within easy walking distance of Kirkwall centre and range of shops"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

21/08/2018

Good easily accessible campsite, next to road but relatively quiet. We have used the campsite on two occasions and would happily stay there again.

"Excellent site."

Mr C Little - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

21/08/2018

We stayed for 10 nights, The facility's are very clean with nice hot showers but the water in the the hand basins is too cold and makes it hard to have a wet shave in the morning. There are super......Read more.

We stayed for 10 nights, The facility's are very clean with nice hot showers but the water in the the hand basins is too cold and makes it hard to have a wet shave in the morning. There are super markets just outside the site and the town centre is just a few minutes walk away....Read less.

"Orkney August 2018"

Mr K Elliott - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

20/08/2018

we were very satisfied with what Orkney has to offer and the ease of the campsite.

The staff were very helpful and you felt very welcome and safe.

"August 2018"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

20/08/2018

Central location in Kirkwall for touring and sightseeing. Facilities very good- ample toilets/showers for size of park. Also very clean. No interaction with wardens but very clear instructions......Read more.

Central location in Kirkwall for touring and sightseeing. Facilities very good- ample toilets/showers for size of park. Also very clean. No interaction with wardens but very clear instructions available for getting in touch with staff out of hours and warden office based during day and easily contactable if required. Site appeared to be fairly secure with keypad barrier in operation....Read less.

"Excellent location"

Anonymous - Stayed Aug 2018

16/08/2018

Very nice little centrally located camp site with excellent facilities.

"Visit to the Orkney County Show"

Ms M Roberts - Stayed Aug 2018

16/08/2018

Good place to stay - I'll certainly use it again

"Our stay at the campsite during the county show"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

We enjoyed our stay here, picnic bench was good when some of our friends came an joined us for some drinks in the sun and luckily none of our neighbours complained about any noise or music

The grass......Read more.

We enjoyed our stay here, picnic bench was good when some of our friends came an joined us for some drinks in the sun and luckily none of our neighbours complained about any noise or music

The grass i think could be cut an trimmed more often and the bathrooms toilets and showers could be cleaned more often...Read less.

"Family Holiday"

Miss J Robertson - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

14/08/2018

Highly impressed by this clean and efficiently run campsite with excellent bathroom/kitchen/washing facilities. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It felt very safe for my children and the......Read more.

Highly impressed by this clean and efficiently run campsite with excellent bathroom/kitchen/washing facilities. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It felt very safe for my children and the Pickaquoy centre next door was great for affordable meals and entertainment. Thanks so much, we hope to come back some day....Read less.

"A wonderful Orkney experience"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

14/08/2018

During discussion with other campers from France, Germany and elsewhere in the UK, the common theme was that the Orkney campsite was one of the best in the UK. Particularly mentioned were the......Read more.

During discussion with other campers from France, Germany and elsewhere in the UK, the common theme was that the Orkney campsite was one of the best in the UK. Particularly mentioned were the facilities, the cleanliness and helpfulness of the staff. The staff are second to none, all are extremely helpful no matter what the query or request for assistance and they are all very knowledgeable about Orkney and everything it has to offer....Read less.

"exceptional facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

13/08/2018

The Orkney Caravan Park has the best facilities I have come across - bathrooms rather than showers/toilets; lounge with wifi; kitchen with microwave and toaster + washing up liquid. sheltered site......Read more.

The Orkney Caravan Park has the best facilities I have come across - bathrooms rather than showers/toilets; lounge with wifi; kitchen with microwave and toaster + washing up liquid. sheltered site (important in Orkney) next to the leisure centre. Convenient for northern isles ferries and centre of Kirkwall. My only caveat is that there is no view of Orkney's lovely scenery - but then it would not be likely to be sheltered and you can't have everything....Read less.

"Excellent camping in Orkney"

Mrs S Taylor - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

13/08/2018

This is one of the best campsites we have stayed at for on-site facilities , helpfulness of staff and value for money. The shower cubicles are numerous & roomy. They are stocked with soap & paper &......Read more.

This is one of the best campsites we have stayed at for on-site facilities , helpfulness of staff and value for money. The shower cubicles are numerous & roomy. They are stocked with soap & paper & are kept scrupulously clean. There is a kitchen area with a kettle, microwave & fridge & a lounge with books & games for children. Widi access is free.

The leisure centre next door has a pool & cinema. The campsite is a short walk from Kirkwall, with 3 supermarkets nearby for provisions. It is a great base to explore the rest of the island from....Read less.

"Motorcycle trip"

Mr M Wright - Stayed Aug 2018

13/08/2018

Wonderful site I intend to visit again

"Thanks"

Mr R Chandler - Stayed with friends, Aug 2018

12/08/2018

Thanks

"Great position and well run"

Mrs J Brandon - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

11/08/2018

This clean, well organised site provides all the essentials. Perfect position on edge of town.

"july 2018"

Mrs A Clarke - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

08/08/2018

a lovely campsite, quiet, lovely washroom facilities always kept clean.

"Handy camp site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

08/08/2018

Very nice

"You have thought of everything"

Mrs L Cameron - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

08/08/2018

First class facilities and location. Best campsite experience by far.

"Great base near the ferry and town"

Mr. C Brown - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

08/08/2018

Quiet, spacious yet short walk into town. Good to be 10 mins from ferry if arriving at 11pm! Immaculate facilities.

"Great location."

Mr D Irvine - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

07/08/2018

Great location adjacent to sports centre. We have been several times and will return next year. We always enjoy our trips to Orkney. This time we continued our journey across the pentlandite firth to......Read more.

Great location adjacent to sports centre. We have been several times and will return next year. We always enjoy our trips to Orkney. This time we continued our journey across the pentlandite firth to Scrabster. Then on to Inverness and Strathclyde country park....Read less.

"Disappointed"

Mrs C Mackay - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

07/08/2018

When we arrived the lady could have looked pleased to see us. I was handed paper plan and told which number for hook up. That was it. Not shown or told where facilities ie toilets water etc......Read more.

When we arrived the lady could have looked pleased to see us. I was handed paper plan and told which number for hook up. That was it. Not shown or told where facilities ie toilets water etc were.

Just as we were leaving I saw one of the male attendants and if I hadn’t struck up a conversation with him he too not very welcoming.

Other camp sites very friendly and accomindating....Read less.

"Great facilities"

Ms R Ashcroft - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

07/08/2018

Visited with canpervan iin between wild camping. Very helpful and friendly staff, great washing and laundry facilities, and everything very clean. Good indoor lounge space. Dog friendly. Close to......Read more.

Visited with canpervan iin between wild camping. Very helpful and friendly staff, great washing and laundry facilities, and everything very clean. Good indoor lounge space. Dog friendly. Close to supermarket and town centre. Excellent base for seeing the sites....Read less.

"Well Run and Organised"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

07/08/2018

Site and facilities were clean and well maintained. Booking on line was easy, particularly liked the site plan and ability to choose from available plots. Good availability of warden. Location......Read more.

Site and facilities were clean and well maintained. Booking on line was easy, particularly liked the site plan and ability to choose from available plots. Good availability of warden. Location convenient for ferries and shops, central point for touring the islands. Well sheltered....Read less.

"Good Place to discover the Orkneys"

A Twardy - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

06/08/2018

Perfect Location to discover the islands.

"Great stay"

Mrs. L Bedder - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

06/08/2018

Superb facilities and ease of access to town centre and facilities. Would visit again thank you

"Great Location with excellent facilities"

Mr R Urquhart - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

02/08/2018

Visited with our young Grandaughter and were all very impressed with facilities. Central location was great for walking in to town and we were handy to go swimming each night. Loved the shower and......Read more.

Visited with our young Grandaughter and were all very impressed with facilities. Central location was great for walking in to town and we were handy to go swimming each night. Loved the shower and toilet facilities and laundry was great too and reasonably priced. Staff friendly and welcoming....Read less.

"Friendly staff, excellent facilities, walking distance to Kirkwall"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

01/08/2018

A most excellent site, the facilities are the best we have seen and we will definitely return here.

"Visit to Orkney"

Mrs S Gassner - Stayed with friends, Jul 2018

01/08/2018

This campsite is in a great central location for visiting all corners of Orkney. The facilities were modern and clean, with good sized pitches , hard standing in some areas and hookup.

Would......Read more.

This campsite is in a great central location for visiting all corners of Orkney. The facilities were modern and clean, with good sized pitches , hard standing in some areas and hookup.

Would definitely use this site again....Read less.

"Holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

30/07/2018

Lovely

"A no fuss style of booking and site management making your holiday a pleasant experience."

Mr A Dewar - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

30/07/2018

The camping and caravan site at Pickaquoy seemed to work on automatic - every required service was well noted on the point of entry leaflet - all key water/disposal areas were uncluttered and easy to......Read more.

The camping and caravan site at Pickaquoy seemed to work on automatic - every required service was well noted on the point of entry leaflet - all key water/disposal areas were uncluttered and easy to find. The situation is excellent for access to shops, garages, nearby Kirkwall and, of course, the superb swimming pool and exercise centre - but a few meters away. The site was kept tidy at all times - no windblown debris or rubbish, the campers lounge and laundry area must be one of the best ever witnessed and all in all an excellent base for a holiday or visit time to Orkney. Key factor in visiting Pickaquoy is that you can go virtually anywhere on the main island and return in the evening - no need to pack up and move to another base in the island every day. No hassle no interference and all functions that make a good site worked well - out of view....Read less.

"Orkney Experience"

Mrs V Davidson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

30/07/2018

We enjoyed our stay at the site as it is in a suitable area for visiting attractions + town centre.. Toilets were clean most of the time but some people don't seem to clean up after them.. We highly......Read more.

We enjoyed our stay at the site as it is in a suitable area for visiting attractions + town centre.. Toilets were clean most of the time but some people don't seem to clean up after them.. We highly recommend visiting The Orkney Distillery.. Highland Park.. Skara Brae + Italian Chapel.. Helgis has fab cocktails.. Ayre Hotel for food along with The Reel..!!!...Read less.

"Picaquoy orkney"

Mrs F Mather - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

29/07/2018

A fantastic site to use in Kirkwall . It has everything nearby and the site wardens are friendly helpful and nothing is a bother. Good value for money .

"Great campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

27/07/2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay. Staff always friendly and helpful. Loved the individual toilet and showers. Within walking distance of the town centre and all amenities.

"Kirkwall Campsite Rules OK!"

Mrs R Johnson - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

26/07/2018

Conveniently located campsite with all the facilities we needed and more. Site staff very welcoming. Children loved the park and being so close to the Picky Centre. Fantastic to have big shops nearby......Read more.

Conveniently located campsite with all the facilities we needed and more. Site staff very welcoming. Children loved the park and being so close to the Picky Centre. Fantastic to have big shops nearby too. We could walk to shops, town centre attractions and landmarks really easily. Shower block was brilliant-lovely hot showers. It helped make Orkney affordable and accessible to us....Read less.

"First class site"

Mr A Lyall - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

25/07/2018

Ideal base for touring Orkney, friendly staff and well maintained facilities

"Exceĺlent site"

Miss H McWalter - Stayed Jul 2018

24/07/2018

Flat pitch

Clean

Electric plugs

Kitchen

Lounge

Wi-Fi

Cheap

"Superb Camping Experience"

Mr I Small - Stayed Jul 2018

23/07/2018

The Orkney Caravan Park at the Pickaquoy Centre is a superb caravan and camping site.

The facilities were extremely clean and very easy to use.

The staff are very welcoming and provide all relevant......Read more.

The Orkney Caravan Park at the Pickaquoy Centre is a superb caravan and camping site.

The facilities were extremely clean and very easy to use.

The staff are very welcoming and provide all relevant information regarding the site in a friendly and enthusiast manner.

Highly recommend this site to anyone planning a visit to Orkney and wish to use Kirkwall as their base.

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"Lovely site"

Mrs K Jaszewski - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

21/07/2018

Stayed for 5 nights and can’t fault the facility. Sites are good size, showers brilliant and toilets block excellent too.

"Kirkwall splendid campsite"

Mr H Daniel - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

21/07/2018

We stayed for 1 night and returned a week later for 2 nights. We have a 7 m Motorhome and the facilities are excellent. This is one of a very few camping sites that are excellent in this particular......Read more.

We stayed for 1 night and returned a week later for 2 nights. We have a 7 m Motorhome and the facilities are excellent. This is one of a very few camping sites that are excellent in this particular area...Read less.

"Way too expensive"

Mr R McCulloch - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

21/07/2018

This is a nice enough site in prime location on outskirts of Kirkwall and ideal for motorhomers. Excellent washroom facilities but site could do with a bit of a tidy-up, roads, grass etc. Access to......Read more.

This is a nice enough site in prime location on outskirts of Kirkwall and ideal for motorhomers. Excellent washroom facilities but site could do with a bit of a tidy-up, roads, grass etc. Access to grey waste drain for motorhomes difficult due to bin placement. Overall a good site but way too expensive. Two council sites on the island are perfectly adequate but a fraction of the price....Read less.

"Visit July 2018"

Mr D Tullis - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

19/07/2018

Overall, this is a good site. The amenities were excellent with the only negative being the push button on the showers. Apart from this, the number of available showers were excellent. Wardens were......Read more.

Overall, this is a good site. The amenities were excellent with the only negative being the push button on the showers. Apart from this, the number of available showers were excellent. Wardens were friendly and helpful. Size of the pitches would pose a challenge to any units over 7.5m.

Summary: expensive for what you get. Best facilities in Orkney and Shetland (and the outer Hebrides for what it’s worth). Should be a source of pride for Orkney, unlike Point of Ness campsite facilities which are embarrassing to a Scots person....Read less.

"Ideal base camp for Orkney."

Mr M Wilkie - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

18/07/2018

Very friendly and well laid out camping site.

Showers/ toilets and kitchen facilities (tumble drier etc) were of a very high standard.

Great base for exploring Orkney.

"July camping"

G Watson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

18/07/2018

Nice site, always hot water and no hidden fees.

"Pickaquoy Campsite Kirkwall"

Mr W Cunningham - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

17/07/2018

Clean and tidy campsite well placed for town and touring routes🙂.

"July 2018"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

15/07/2018

First class campsite, nice modern facilities.Staff very accomodating. Easy access to supermarkets, restaurants and pubs. Good base for exploring attractions in Orkney.

"Good Location"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

15/07/2018

on outskirts of Kirkwall so easy access when towing. Good to be able to walk into town for an evening. Love the individual cubicles - basic but clean. Good price too!

"generally good but could do better"

Mr R Mitchell - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

13/07/2018

A good site let down by a few simple faults, my hard stand (HS31) was too shallow to allow me to park a 5.9m motorhome fully within the hard standing portion also its a pity no where for campers to......Read more.

A good site let down by a few simple faults, my hard stand (HS31) was too shallow to allow me to park a 5.9m motorhome fully within the hard standing portion also its a pity no where for campers to cook food - a simple brick built leanto would suffice - without this campers must either eat microwave food or risk cooking in their tents on the often wet and windy days...Read less.

"Fine place to stay"

B Dods - Stayed Jul 2018

13/07/2018

As above.

"Orkney campsite"

Mr P Maddocks - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

12/07/2018

Excellent site and faciliries

"Holiday"

Mrs V Laird - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

12/07/2018

The site was very good the only thing that was not good was there was no swings or chute for kids the park adjacent to the site is more for older kids not really for under 10

"Our first trip to Orkney"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

12/07/2018

Stayed at the Picky Centre for 2 weeks camping as it was a great location for seeing Orkney. Close to ferries and airport.Was not disapointed, fabulous facility block, very clean and neat......Read more.

Stayed at the Picky Centre for 2 weeks camping as it was a great location for seeing Orkney. Close to ferries and airport.Was not disapointed, fabulous facility block, very clean and neat site.

Information board updated daily with tons of info for visitors.

Only complaint, swiming pool was closed for our entire first week which was very disapointing for our children would have been good to have had a bit of advance warning for that.

Childrens play area was good but could have been doing with more equipment such as swings and slides to have keeped them interested.

All around a great place to stay and visit Orkney.

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"Great campsite in great location"

Anonymous - Stayed Jul 2018

09/07/2018

Lovely well located for walking into Kirkwall and has great facilities.

"Brilliant time"

Ms W Watson - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

08/07/2018

Wonderful showers with piping hot water. Very helpful staff, especially Chris, who looked up telephone numbers for us and gave excellent directions to the local vet. Very clean and well cared for......Read more.

Wonderful showers with piping hot water. Very helpful staff, especially Chris, who looked up telephone numbers for us and gave excellent directions to the local vet. Very clean and well cared for site. Close to Kirkwall and very near a terrific cycle path that leads straight into town....Read less.

"Review Orkney camping site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

08/07/2018

Lovely camping site. great facilities and very clean. Would definitely stay again

"Best ever showers and toilets"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

08/07/2018

These have to be the best facsilities EVER!! Under floor heating in the whole shower block means very few wet floors, and the size of the individual rooms with shower, basin and loo made bathroom ......Read more.

These have to be the best facsilities EVER!! Under floor heating in the whole shower block means very few wet floors, and the size of the individual rooms with shower, basin and loo made bathroom life a veritable pleasure....Read less.

"Neat and tidy"

G Scrimgeour - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

08/07/2018

This campsite has the best shower/toilet facilities of any campsite we have used! We were ‘lazy’ campers and had one of the camping pods for four nights - a stylish and comfortable space.

We would......Read more.

This campsite has the best shower/toilet facilities of any campsite we have used! We were ‘lazy’ campers and had one of the camping pods for four nights - a stylish and comfortable space.

We would highly recommend the Orkney caravan and camping site....Read less.

"Perfect location"

K Bradley - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

07/07/2018

Perfect location for a stop over on our way to an other island .

Very friendly staff and an easy telephone booking with email confirmation.

"Orkney in the motorhome"

F Atkins - Stayed with partner, Apr 2018

05/07/2018

We really enjoyed our stay , the facilities were excellent and having a room to sit in would have been handy had we had some bad weather, being so convenient for supermarkets and the town and central......Read more.

We really enjoyed our stay , the facilities were excellent and having a room to sit in would have been handy had we had some bad weather, being so convenient for supermarkets and the town and central for drives around the mainland....Read less.

"Great little site"

Mrs K Thomas - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

03/07/2018

Fantastic location on the outskirts of Orkney, really handy for local shops, supermarkets and the Pickaquoy centre - although the swimming pool has been shut for maintenance both times we've stayed......Read more.

Fantastic location on the outskirts of Orkney, really handy for local shops, supermarkets and the Pickaquoy centre - although the swimming pool has been shut for maintenance both times we've stayed (seems to be last week in June, which coincides with the St Magnus Festival.) Plenty of large shower rooms with loo and sink in each, no problems with queueing. Water always hot - only criticism you have to keep switching button for shower back on every 20 seconds or so. Large sitting room for bad weather and kitchen with plenty of washing up sinks and microwave. Laundry facilities excellent too - perhaps another washing machine and dryer would be helpful to avoid queueing during busy periods. All facilities spotless....Read less.

"Excellent caravan site"

Ms S Heys - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

02/07/2018

Everything was really good.We had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay

"Excellent campsite in Kirkwall"

Mrs R Taylor - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

02/07/2018

We chose this site because of its situation - near to town centre - and were very pleased with this. However, we were very impressed with the facilities for campers and motorhomers: plenty of......Read more.

We chose this site because of its situation - near to town centre - and were very pleased with this. However, we were very impressed with the facilities for campers and motorhomers: plenty of shower/bathroom units, all very clean and with the most efficient drainage I have found on a campsite; good kitchen facilities for campers; excellent price laundry facilities and even more impressive a drying line outside! The layout of the water and waste facilities was also probably the best I've seen, with easy access to everything both on arrival and on departure. Many privately owned much pricier campsites could learn a lot....Read less.

"Lovely little camp site in great location"

Mrs H Richardson - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

02/07/2018

Nothing to fault, wonderful camping facilities, easy walking into town centre and very friendly staff.

"Best yet"

Mr E Walsh - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

01/07/2018

Of all the camp sites I have stayed "The Picky" is by far the best amenities I have ever stayed in. Clean toilet / shower rooms and every thing you need right on the door step.

"Good Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

30/06/2018

We stayed for a week and would have been happy to have stayed longer as the site is well placed to explore the Orkney mainland and to access the ferries to the outer isles. The facilities were good......Read more.

We stayed for a week and would have been happy to have stayed longer as the site is well placed to explore the Orkney mainland and to access the ferries to the outer isles. The facilities were good and catered for all campers no matter what their means of transport!...Read less.

"Best Campsite."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

30/06/2018

Stayed at campsite now 2 years and I find it a very pleasant place, convenient for shops and the toilets, kitchen, laundry and sitting room the best I have ever stayed at.

"lovely Kirkwall"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

29/06/2018

We were pleasantly surprised to find a municipal campsite that had so many facilities ; full bathrooms, excellent kitchen and laundry, welcoming lounge with lots of information. It is a shame that......Read more.

We were pleasantly surprised to find a municipal campsite that had so many facilities ; full bathrooms, excellent kitchen and laundry, welcoming lounge with lots of information. It is a shame that lazy users do not always leave the facilities clean. I do not blame the management at all; they put enough notices around and have thought of everything you might need.

Kirkwall is a very pleasant town and there is a lot to do and visit in the area; plenty of ancient and modern historical sites ; food and drink; crafts; walks and wildlife; a music festival... We only stayed 5 days and that was nowhere near enough....Read less.

"Johns review"

Mr J Gourlay - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

27/06/2018

Perfect campsite with amenities close by

"Amacing"

Mrs S Waters - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

27/06/2018

A wonderful few days at this clean, well organised and safe site. Showers and toilets were in cubicles and plenty of them. Always very clean. Excellent kitchen facilities and washing machines.......Read more.

A wonderful few days at this clean, well organised and safe site. Showers and toilets were in cubicles and plenty of them. Always very clean. Excellent kitchen facilities and washing machines.

Position of drain to release waste water for the motor home was a little difficult but such a minor issue on a great site.

Well done...Read less.

"Outstanding facilities"

S Leask - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

26/06/2018

We stayed for 3 nights. Excellent facilities, superb abulitions.

Good camping divisions for various campers. We had the green area for cyclists.

Close to shops and bus services.

One of the best sites......Read more.

We stayed for 3 nights. Excellent facilities, superb abulitions.

Good camping divisions for various campers. We had the green area for cyclists.

Close to shops and bus services.

One of the best sites I have stayed at in Scotland and Europe.

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"First impressions"

V Kerr - Stayed with friends, Jun 2018

26/06/2018

Easy to get in and out of, location excellent for shops and town, easy walk to ferries etc. Facilities very good, never had to queue for showers in the morning, a bit on the expensive side for......Read more.

Easy to get in and out of, location excellent for shops and town, easy walk to ferries etc. Facilities very good, never had to queue for showers in the morning, a bit on the expensive side for campsite but that’s because of its location. Staff were very friendly and helpful, would recommend this site, we stayed for a week.ferries to other islands very good....Read less.

"Happy caravanners"

Mr N Wares - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

24/06/2018

One of the best sites we have stayed at. Facilities excellent and never had to queue in the toilet/shower arrangements. .Pitches level and not too far from town for all the attractions.

"Centrally located."

Mr D Bramwell - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

24/06/2018

Close to the town centre and two supermarkets. The washing and showering facilities were in 15 separate cubicles, and the standard of privacy and cleanliness was very high, although at busy times one......Read more.

Close to the town centre and two supermarkets. The washing and showering facilities were in 15 separate cubicles, and the standard of privacy and cleanliness was very high, although at busy times one may have to wait for a cubicle to become vacant. The site is next to a leisure centre and a main road, but we did not notice too much noise.

The site is very convenient for touring the mainland and islands, and as long as you are not expecting a quiet secluded country site, this will suit very well. The wardens were exceptionally friendly and helpful....Read less.

"Orkney highlight"

Dr C Middleton - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

24/06/2018

Fantastic campsite right on the doorstep of Kirkwall. Leisure centre right next door to site. Three major supermarkets within very short walk. Kirkwall itself about 10 mins walk with lots of history,......Read more.

Fantastic campsite right on the doorstep of Kirkwall. Leisure centre right next door to site. Three major supermarkets within very short walk. Kirkwall itself about 10 mins walk with lots of history, shops, bars and restaurants. Much to do and see on Orkney - a place with great scenery, and historical sites ranging from ancient to modern....Read less.

"Handy site"

Mr T Thomson - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

24/06/2018

The campsite is ideal for a holiday on Orkney. It is only a short stroll into Kirkwall,has three supermarkets nearby

(and an excellent fish merchant on the small industrial estate close by). It is......Read more.

The campsite is ideal for a holiday on Orkney. It is only a short stroll into Kirkwall,has three supermarkets nearby

(and an excellent fish merchant on the small industrial estate close by). It is also no more than twenty minutes to anywhere on mainland Orkney. The site is very clean, has ample wash/toilet facilities and has a very good lounge/kitchen. We also used the lovely new adjacent swimming pool before breakfast. The walks at Birsay and Deerness were excellent,as was our stroll through Stromness, which was more quaint than Kirkwall. This was our second stay at the site and would thoroughly recommend it....Read less.

"xxxx"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

24/06/2018

xxx xxx

"Second Visit"

Mr R Drew - Stayed May 2018

24/06/2018

Excellent site and facilities with extremely pleasant, friendly and efficient staff.

"A very convinient solution if you have a tent and haven't pre-booked any other accomodation"

G Sela - Stayed Jun 2018

24/06/2018

Very tidy and clean place, nice lounge to chill in, great showers and toilets facilities. Close to town center and easily accesible from the main road.

"happy days"

Mr A Sandilands - Stayed Jun 2018

23/06/2018

this is an excellent site which is very well maintained.

I camped in a very quiet --tents only--zone and have no complaints whatever about this site

toilets/shower block were spotless and staff......Read more.

this is an excellent site which is very well maintained.

I camped in a very quiet --tents only--zone and have no complaints whatever about this site

toilets/shower block were spotless and staff friendly and keen to ensure your stay was enjoyable on the campsite

don't be put off by proximity to Kirkwall and 2 large supermarkets --in fact this is a bonus,especially if you are on foot.

great price too

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"Caravanning at Orkney Caravan Park"

Mr I McCormick - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

21/06/2018

The Orkney Caravan Park is ideally placed as a base for exploring Orkney mainland and the outlying isles and is only a ten minute walk to the centre of Kirkwall for sightseeing, shops and eating......Read more.

The Orkney Caravan Park is ideally placed as a base for exploring Orkney mainland and the outlying isles and is only a ten minute walk to the centre of Kirkwall for sightseeing, shops and eating establishments. Supermarkets are even closer.

Our visit lasted eight days and included two days away from site (leaving caravan unattended) while we visited one of the North Isles. We relied upon our hitch lock and wheel clamp for security as the site entry barrier was inoperative and open 24 hours a day at the start of our stay but repaired by the time we got back: No resident staff on site, so site security was not of the highest order after about 4 or 5pm.

As a retired couple we have no need of childrens' play facilities, there are some adjoining the Park. A main road runs past the Park but noise was not a problem as the trees between the road and the pitching areas seem to do a good job of screening it out. I am slightly deaf so you might not want to take my word as gospel on this.

Generally the park is very tidy and well maintained, although during our 8 day stay I never saw anyone cutting the grass and by the end of our stay this was leading to very wet shoes each morning when collecting/disposing of fresh/grey water. On this point, a black mark for lack of signage indicating the location of grey water disposal facilities (there is no signage!). It is not even referred to on the site plan showing the pitches and other facilities, and when asked, the receptionist was not sure either.

The toilet and shower facilities are clean, warm and of a good size, excellent except for the colour scheme - Oh dear, even in full daylight and with the lights on they are quite dull - Institutional green!! Don't be fooled by the Gallery photos in the website, these were taken using flash or floodlit photography. We usually use our own caravan facilities to wash, shower and cook/clean up rather than any site facilities, however my wife did do a towel wash while on site and this proved quick and easy and very reasonably priced. The kitchen, wash-up and lounge area all look to be very good too.

The worst thing about this site however, is the overpowering smell and state of the Chemical Toilet Disposal facility. It comprises a tall stainless steel "toilet style" chute with a high level flush cistern and a hinge down grating on top of the chute. Alongside there is a large galvanised grating, about 3' x 2', set in the floor with a drain outlet clearly visible beneath it. Around this floor grating the walls have a stainless steel sheet splashback. Given the splashes on the splashback, it is doing its job, and whilst they might be approximately the same colour, I can assure you the splashes are not mud. A bib tap is located in the back panel; no hose is provided for rinsing purposes. When asked about a hose, a member of the site staff explained it had been stolen! Also there is no local provision made for hand washing after emptying your toilet cassette.

On my first visit to use this facility, a not entirely pleasant experience in any event, a previous user had obviously not raised the grating over the disposal chute and the grating was adorned with toilet paper and other miscellaneous matter. Two days later on another visit I saw that someone had used the floor drain as the disposal point. This is perhaps understandable, particularly if it had been a foreign visitor, as there is absolutely no signage to indicate what is to be used for what. The only sign displayed claimed that this was a "Self Clean Area". Management seem to consider this ample excuse for them to do nothing by way of cleaning. I don't know of any caravanners who carry the mops, brushes and cleansers needed to tackle this facility and hence its disgusting state.

In fairness to the staff member I spoke with he seems to have passed word on and some disinfectant has been applied, with a marked improvement in the smell from the area but no effort yet seems to have been directed at cleaning off the splashes.

As members of both the major UK caravan clubs, we are used to very high standards on site and this site could be up there too with some effort, but at the moment it isn't. Indeed, we have stayed on many licenced 5 van sites where the facilities have been way better than at The Orkney Caravan Park; equally true many have not been any better, but then they cost considerably less than half what is charged at Orkney.

As to value for money, for example on our journey north to Orkney, we stayed at two Club sites, one at a cost of £16.75 per night for two adults, car and caravan on hard standing with electric, the other at a cost of £18.50 for the same facilities. At Orkney Caravan Park this cost was £24.85 per night. Even without the Chemical Waste Disposal issue the numbers speak for themselves as to value for money, a 34 to 48 percent uplift on mainland club site prices is excessive. Seems to me that some commercial competition is needed.

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Anonymous - Stayed Jun 2018

21/06/2018

A very good campsite with good facilities.

"Orkney holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

21/06/2018

Lovely park very well maintained. Great shower facilities but water pressure not so good. Most staff friendly and helpful except one who was a bit abrupt and unhelpful. The security barrier was often......Read more.

Lovely park very well maintained. Great shower facilities but water pressure not so good. Most staff friendly and helpful except one who was a bit abrupt and unhelpful. The security barrier was often left open ....Read less.

"Great facilities a hard to beat campsite"

Mrs L Gray - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

21/06/2018

Easy to find late at night arriving on the ferry from Aberdeen.

The indoor facilities are second to none. All other campsites could take this one as its benchmark.

The site would appear to be......Read more.

Easy to find late at night arriving on the ferry from Aberdeen.

The indoor facilities are second to none. All other campsites could take this one as its benchmark.

The site would appear to be well drained with no really muddy spots after some heavy rain.

I think the addition of some off ground cooking platforms would be appreciated by campers who chose to use BBQ or fire to cook on....Read less.

"Holidays"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jun 2018

21/06/2018

I went in june 2018 for and was very disappointed I stayed in August 2017 for 2 weeks wee bit better I think I'll try somewhere else next year as they say there 4 star I don't think so more like 2......Read more.

I went in june 2018 for and was very disappointed I stayed in August 2017 for 2 weeks wee bit better I think I'll try somewhere else next year as they say there 4 star I don't think so more like 2 star...Read less.

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