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Reviews of Orkney Caravan Park

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Orkney Caravan Park
Peerie Sea Loan
Kirkwall
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
KW15 1UH
Tel: 01856 879900
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Pitches: 81
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 48 Reviews
                9/10 from 48 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   Indoor Pool <1 mile   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  48 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dougal911 2 reviews from this member

 We combined work with a holiday and unusually these days, took a caravan to Orkney. We picked this site for it's central location and is probably the best one on the Island in any case. Appears to be Council Owned with a Leisure Complex adjacent with swimming pool, cinema and cafe (20% discount card for users).

Facilities were excellent with hot shower/ toilet rooms. Laundry facilities, and good areas for campers (Kitchen/ lounge).

Dog walking areas nearby, and a short walk to Kirkwall Town Centre, and three supermarkets.

Free Wifi which was sufficient even though we were quite a distance away from the Reception Block.

A great site with great facilities and really is central for touring.

It was 40 mins drive from the Pentalina Ferry.

Would definitely use this site again. 


Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Seacow 2 reviews from this member

 Quite noisy, near road. A bit wet. Wifi didn't work.

Central location, close to supermarkets & town.

2nd night we stayed the showers were horrible & couldn't find toilet paper.

Won't be going back. 


Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Larry10 15 reviews from this member

 Stayed one night helped by staff who found us room on a full site!

The site is large but well run. Facilities clean and lots of hot water, could have a wait for showers at times.

Despite being close to entertainment it was quiet. 


Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Tea Lover 5 reviews from this member

 Loved this site. Shower block excellent - heated floor and plenty of space in individual cubicles. A wet and windy time but plenty to do in Kirkwall and the leisure centre next door. Ate breakfast there 3 days out of 4. Croissants from Lidl the other day.

Dog walks straight from the site on the Peedie Sea area or through the community woodland heading up Wideford Hill.

Friendly staff and a well run site. Was very pleasantly surprised for a site so close to town. 
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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sputnik84 1 review from this member

 This campground has great facilities and is very close to Kirkwall, you can walk to anywhere in town.

Have stayed here during summer several years running and have always found it a good experience.

There's plenty of space for tents, pitching spaces are largely flat and well drained. Some pitches come with electricity for a higher price. The campground has an excellent facilities block, accessible with a key code.

12 fully enclosed individual shower blocks, each with a shower, sink, toilet and space to get changed, plus two individual toilet+sink rooms and one large disability-friendly bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower.

There's a communal kitchen with a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and cupboard storage space for dry food. A laundry with two large washers and two dryers, £2 a wash, £1 to dry and you can get sachets of laundry powder for 50p from the office during warden hours. There's a small drying rack for everyone's use but it is usually in high demand!

The common room has power sockets, a bookshelf, comfortable chairs and small tables. There's also a small private cubicle with a payphone for calls. Wifi is accessible across the campsite though can be slow when everyone's on at once in the early evenings. It comes from the leisure centre just across from the site, so if you're struggling with signal head towards that building (or pitch up closer to it).

Wardens attend the site during basically 'business hours' of the day, sometimes the times differ slightly - they will post a notice up if so. If you arrive after-hours, information about where your pitch is will be visibly posted on the office window. Wardens are very friendly and helpful and very accomodating of people's needs within reason. There's an information board in the common room with maps, sightseeing info and local transport information.

There's a Co-Op and Tesco just 5 minutes walk away, and pubs not much further!

There are plenty of camper van/motorhome spots, I've never used them myself but those who do seem pleased and many are return customers. There's a late arrival bay to park in if you've driven up late without a booking or too late to get a boom gate code from the warden.

There is a playground for kids, though this can be irritating for adults camped nearby due to the noise which sometimes goes on surprisingly late! Advise pitching away from it if you don't have your own kids to set loose on it. As its Orkney, the weather sometimes renders the outside playground useless and there's not much else for them to do on the campsite itself - most other campers don't appreciate bored children tearing up the small common room, so to be honest I wouldn't bring kids here myself unless I knew I could keep them entertained in the tent or camper van.

All in all though, a great campsite if you need somewhere close to Kirkwall and aren't specifically seeking something closer to 'wild camping'. 

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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Wor Joe 4 reviews from this member

 A lovely site, absolutely perfect and good value. Helpful reception, spotlessly clean, maintained well. Walking distance to Kirkwall town centre, bus stops nearby for farther afield.

The leisure centre itself has a cafe and bar and there are no less than 3 supermarkets all in a row just down the road. Can't recommend it highly enough. 


Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Glossopwhite 33 reviews from this member

 A nice campsite, the pitches are numbered and you are allocated a pitch but it does not have too 'regimented' a feel about it unlike some sites we have stayed at previously. Although on the outskirts of Kirkwall the site was quiet and we were not disturbed by traffic noise. The pitch we were on was nice and spacious, within a good distance of a bin and water tap along with the EHU point.

The amenity block was excellent, the all in one toilet, sink and shower rooms are brilliant, a great size, lots of room to hang your belongings and a great size shower to wash in. We didnít have to queue once and given that the site was quite full this was great.

The chemical disposal is as you enter the campsite just to the side of the toilet block and had a hose and water facilities in it.

It is a short walk to the supermarkets and the town where there are plenty places to eat out and a range of shops. The recently set up weekly Saturday morning parkrun is held nearby too (just over the road). 


Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Fierymac 7 reviews from this member

 Great site as a base for touring Orkney. Pretty much the whole mainland is available to you within a 45 minute drive.

The facilities are excellent with a kitchen fitted with sinks, kettle, washing machine and microwave (no hob or oven). Also a lounge and plenty of toilet/shower cubicles. The showers are the push button type and are completely free. There are hard standing pitches all with hook-up, and a grass camping area. The site is next door to the local leisure centre which has a swimming pool and cinema, and also has some kind of theatre facilities too as there was a well known comedian on tour there the night after we left, so it may be worth checking out the Pickaquoy centre website while you're about.

5 minutes walk to Tesco/Co-op and Lidl, and another 5 minutes gets you right in the centre of Kirkwall. Great site and would definitely use it again if visiting Orkney again. 


Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Tedthebudgie 40 reviews from this member

 Visited in May 2017 and back again during a wet, cold and windy November week. 5 nights for the price of four! Plus when booked in advance as we did, a discount off Northlink Ferries. The facilities are just as clean and warm. Mind you it does feel a bit of squash with our Autosleeper Duetto fighting for space with one bloke and his caravan!

I would recommend Orkney in winter. A lot of things are closed but the scenery and archaeology remain splendid. 


Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Tedthebudgie 40 reviews from this member

 Really liked this site. Excellent central location for doing the sites on Orkney mainland. It's urban and near a road but traffic is light and not intrusive particularly during the evening. Your sleep won't be disturbed.

Short walk into Kirkwall centre; even shorter to Lidl and Tesco. Adjoining leisure centre with pool and cinema.

Excellent facilities - showers, laundry, kitchen, lounge all top notch.

Good hardstanding for motorhomes. Some grass pitches too. Nice areas for tents.

If you're ok with an urban site, this is the business. 


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