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Visitor Reviews - Birsay Outdoor Centre Campsite

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Birsay Outdoor Centre Campsite
Birsay
Birsay
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
KW17 2LY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01856 873535

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Pitches: 20
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 12 Reviews
              9/10 from 12 Reviews


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Reviews:  12 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Charlie24 11 reviews from this member

Another ten days spent at Birsay. Weather not so kind this time in common with the rest of the country, but the excellent facilities meant you could get everything dry overnight. Lorraine and Sue the wardens work very hard to maintain the standards here and deserve credit for their hard work. Excellent value and a location with sunsets that are unbelievable when the weather allows. Recommended.

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

Stayed 2 nights. Good flat grass site, with roadways. Some shelter from walls for tents to protect from the wind. Great showers and toilets, free washer and drier seemed to be in constant use, but also washing line etc. Kitchen and common room areas. Friendly wardens each morning and evening. Good walking from site.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Trummy200 2 reviews from this member

Best site on Orkney

Level site, warm shower/toilet block, good views. About £14. 50 a night for 2 and the van hook ups available. Great walks and the RSPB reserve near by. Shop in the village stocks a good range of essentials. Site a little exposed although an area with hedging around it gives protection for tents against the constant wind

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Simskess64 2 reviews from this member

This site is situated at the top of the mainland Orkneys, the facilities are superb and include free washing machine and tumble dryer, which after 4 weeks travelling around the UK coastline this was the first time we had come across this for FREE. We only stayed the one night but met the warden who clearly takes a pride in what she does. Less than 15 minutes DOWN road/hill and you are on the beach. Well done to the Wardens who do a fantastic job on this site

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Truediamond 47 reviews from this member

I can only repeat what others have said about this Site - It's marvellous. Although the toilet blocks look like Portacabins, inside they are immaculate with hot, free, showers and plenty of washing facilities. The free washing machine and tumble dryer is a bonus too(even if they are located in the Ladies). The location just beside the former activity centre means that there are good dishwashing and food preparation areas as well as a common room with TV.

The site is about 10 minutes walk from Birsay itself with its Broch and Earl's Palace and small shop. Marwick Head Bird Reserve is only 15 or so minutes away along the coastal path. We saw Puffins, Gulls and Skuas at the Birsay Island.

Wardens visit in the evening to collect site fees - currently £14. 20 for a motorhome with hook up.

A real gem in a lovely part of Orkney.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Charlie24 11 reviews from this member

What a pleasure this site is. Clean tidy and well looked after by the wardens. I was a previous long term user of Pickauoy but no longer. This site matches it and surpasses it in every way. The views are beautiful and it is sheer peace. Facilities are excellent and the wardens are helpful and very friendly. It can get a bit windy at times but this is Orkney, that said we had our canopy out 24 hrs a day for ten days with no problems. Highly recommended.

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