Home

   Log in or Register
   
Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Visitor Reviews - Pickaquoy Caravan And Camping Site

  Campsite and Caravan Park Search > UK > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Site Reviews

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

Facilities:  (Key)
      

Nearby: (within x miles)
5m  5m  5m 
Featured Site

Pitches: 81
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 33 Reviews
              9/10 from 33 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Photos (4)

Reviews:  33 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
Jump to Page   1   2   3   4   5   6  

Submit your own Review for a chance to Win 100 of Amazon Vouchers
Win 100 of Amazon vouchersSubmit a review of this site for a chance to win. Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win 100 of Amazon vouchers!

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 3 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

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chris tomes 6 reviews from this member

Very conveniently located for access to Kirkwall, ferries, supermarkets and shops. No it's not a rural retreat, but a great base from which to work. We stayed initially for three nights, then camped elsewhere for two nights and returned for our last night on Orkney mainland.

Facilities - plenty and well-maintained. The presence of a lounge and some kitchen facilities and washing and drying were much appreciated, especially in bad weather.

Wardens usually available or easy to find and very helpful.

A bonus was getting 10 free trips to the excellent swimming pool next door.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tazsmum 14 reviews from this member

Stayed here 2 separate nights due to ferries. It is a big, well kept edge of town site - not my style at all but it has everything you would expect from that type of site.

It wasn't full, but still seemed busy, I don't fancy a night with a full site!

Walking distance of everything in Kirkwall, 3 big supermarkets nearby, fuel 100 m and 5 minutes drive from the ferry terminal.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ridgebacksontour 9 reviews from this member

When I booked this there were only two pitches left with EHU and they were grass ones up against the back wall behind some tent pitches. Other than having to reverse across these as yet unoccupied pitches to reach my own one it was not a problem, the grass was firm despite the recent heavy rain. The warden was very friendly and helpful explaining all that was needed. This is a small but attractive site on the edge of Kirkwall.

The only problem we and several other people had that we spoke to was the combination lock to the facilities-it seemed to have a mind of its own making entering the building very frustrating.

The facilities themselves were modern and spotlessly clean. Some dog owners were allowing their dogs to run free on the site seemingly oblivious to any nuisance that they were causing-I am sure that if I were to do likewise with my Ridgebacks they would be the first to complain. As it happens

There is a large green opposite ideal for walking dogs complete with several bins for waste. Just down the road is a large Tesco with plenty of parking for large units.

Kirkwall itself is a very attractive town with a wide variety of shops many of which you won't see on the mainland. St Magnus Cathedral is magnificent and a must see. The Highland Park distillery on the outskirts of town is well worth a visit as is the Italian Chapel a little further away. If you have a freezer in your van then Jolly's fish shop is a great place to stock up with more than fish. Further north at Birsay is The Earls Palace which again is well worth going to as is Stromness the second town on the island. Incidentally, when travelling to Orkney it is quicker and cheaper to sail from Gills Bay with Pentland Ferries rather Northlink Ferries from Scrabster. If you have a day or two to spare then an absolute must is a visit to Westray, one of the more northerly islands. When we came to leave several of the tent pitches in front of us were taken which meant a bit of wiggling was needed to get out had I not reversed in in the first place then this could have been a problem. Perhaps the owners should rethink the haphazard nature of some of the pitch layouts.

Previous     33 Reviews in total, now showing 1 to 6      Next

Save to Virtual Brochure  Add this Site to your Virtual Brochure                                Share  Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook

Submit a Review for a chance to Win 100 of Amazon Vouchers
Win 100 of Amazon vouchersSubmit a review of any caravan park or campsite, for a chance to win. Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win 100 of Amazon vouchers!

If you've visited this site, then please submit a review for a chance to win.

Try our town listings   -   Other Sites in Orkney Islands   -   Search for a site

Follow us on Facebook!
You can now follow UKCampsite.co.uk on Facebook! Keep abreast of the latest news and updates much more easily. Simply click here then click on the Like button!

Latest News, Discounts and Competitions   see all...
Win a Champion 3100 Watt Inverter Petrol Generator Win a Win a One Week Stay at Vauxhall Holiday Park!

Upcoming Event!
UKCS Meet Motorhome & Caravan Show 13 18 October
Occupying eleven huge halls of the NEC, it is guaranteed to be an unmissable event. Win tickets!

All reviews and comments are the personal opinion of the review author only , and as such do not represent the view of the UK Camp Site.co.uk.

The facilities shown on this website are a guide only, and you should check with the campsite direct before making any booking. The UKCampsite.co.uk will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions


10281 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend  -  Pensions Auto-enrolment

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2015






0.0664