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Visitor Reviews - Pickaquoy Caravan And Camping Site

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Pickaquoy Caravan And Camping Site
Pickaquoy Road
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
KW15 1LR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01856 879900

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Pitches: 81
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 36 Reviews
              9/10 from 36 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Einsteinwasright 4 reviews from this member

We had been staying in very rural, remote, and privately owned campsites before arriving here so it was a bit of a culture shock for us.

This is very much a commercial business with rules - great for security etc. But not if you want a real proper camping experience! As it is in the main town of Kirkwall it is also fairly noisy with traffic, and there is quite a lot of light pollution.

The facilities are fantastic, really good clean toilets and showers, a proper kitchen and laundry area. Staff are really friendly and welcoming and happy to advise on the local area and places to go.

Most importantly for some - there is free wifi available in the building!

Not for us, but it is a really good, clean campsite with all the facilities that you will need.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: TheLaird 11 reviews from this member

Right next to the town so an easy stroll in for food, sight, etc. It is next to the main road but that should not deter you as it is not that busy/noisy for a road in a city.

Pitches good size and laid out well.

Toilets, kitchen and lounge were spotless and a very good size. Even had kettle and toaster in the kitchen to be used free-of-charge. Unisex toilets but the cubicles are very large. No need to pay for water.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Meg76uk 3 reviews from this member

Great site for exploring Orkney; not the most picturesque place there but also nothing wrong with it, just a bit utilitarian. Grassed sites with decent drainage--warden warned us of a spot that was waterlogged from heavy rain. Facilities more than make up for it, though. It's at the leisure centre so has access to a great indoor pool, soft play, cafe, etc. If you stay more than 3 nights the pool access is free. Also has a playground, indoor kitchen/washing up, a common room with outlets for charging, new and efficient washers and dryers. Individual shower/toilet rooms. All brand new and kept in wonderful condition. Tr Tesco is less than a 5 minute walk, also a Co-op and Lidl right there. Easy access to roads to explore further, and simple to walk or drive into Kirkwall.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: T5OnTour 22 reviews from this member

Good location in Kirkwall, very close to three large supermarkets and only 15 minutes walk into the town centre. The site was full for the first night we were there but there was no problem with number of showers, toilets, etc, all of which were immaculate - as well as the kitchen/washing up area. The wardens work hard but are all very friendly.

From here we walked up to the Highland Park Distillery for a tour - it took about 30 minutes uphill all the way, but meant we could do tastings without worrying about driving. There are a few places in town to eat but it was very busy on one day as there was a massive cruise ship in the port so the town was flooded with passengers.

We had a hard standing pitch which was good when the rain started but it did mean we were in a formal row of caravans/motorhomes, which was the exact opposite to our previous site Wheems Farm.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Clankie 4 reviews from this member

We booked for 5 nights, hard standing with electric hookup. The cost was just over 24 a night for August for 2 adults, no kid or pets. The site is easy walking distance to town, 10 to 15 minutes, half the time to Tesco, Lidl and Coop!

The facilities are very good all in the reception area, even a lounge area and kitchen if you are camping. The laundry in the same building had 2 washing machines and 2 driers, 2 for a wash and 1 for 30 minutes tumble drier.

Kirkwall is an interesting town with Cathedral, independent shops and plenty of choice for eating and drinking. The harbour is worth a visit if you like looking at boats. The Neolithic sites are a must especially Skara Brae, all 3000 BC! Most are an easy drive on mainland.

The part of the site where we were had good tarmac roads and pitches divided by grass where you could put up an awning or pitch a separate tent. There is a bit of traffic noise during the day but it was peaceful overnight. You can use the swimming pool nearby which comes under the same umbrella at no extra charge. Very good. The other area for vans/ motorhomes is not tarmac and some pitches are on grass, not a great idea this far North.

If we were to return we would request the part of the site where we stayed again. The chem disposal is good quality but is at the entrance near the motorhome service point, so is a fair way to walk from the furtherest point of the site.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mclanark 3 reviews from this member

What can I say about this site, don't bother about other reviews. This site is 1st class, best facilities ive used on a site yet. Showers are free and hot. Local tesco and lidil near by and really close to town with out being too close. Site also has free wifi and freezer block freezing facilities which I think all sites should offer. Would deffo go again

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