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Orkney Caravan Park
Peerie Sea Loan
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
KW15 1UH
Tel: 01856 879900
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Pitches: 81
Open: 01/03/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 64 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 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   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <5 miles   Indoor Pool On Site   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 
 Electric Car Charging Point

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Date of Visit: May 2024 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 9 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Simon444 6 reviews from this member

 This site is an ideal central base for exploring the mainland. Kirkwall centre is a few minutes walk away, with a full range of services. The museum deserves a special mention, as it is very good, and unexpectedly large.

The facilities on site maybe the best we have experienced in 25 years of caravaning. There are several individual shower rooms, each with a basin and WC; all with underfloor heating and a stool. Pitches are well spaced.

WiFi was ok, but there is a comfortable lounge area within the main building close to the transmitter for those sited at the extremes of the site.

We were a little unsure about staying on an urban site, but we need not have worried, as it was quiet at night and the convenience of walking into town outweighed any lact of "scenic interest".

Incidentally, this site is sheltered, which would be important during stormy weather. 
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Date of Visit: May 2024  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Juicer 15 reviews from this member

 Orkney Council has really pulled out the stops to make sure its council-run campsites on the main island are well set out and well run.

We stayed overnight at the Kirkwall site, which is a ten minute stroll from the centre of town. Although itís on a main road, you have to remember, this is Orkney, where Ďrush-hourí means you have more than 5 cars passing by.

The attendant on duty was polite enough but seemed very shy and I had to prompt him to tell me about the facilities and layout but it was the weekend and he seemed young enough for this to be a Saturday job to top up his pocket money. :)

The site is well set out and the main block has individual shower rooms complete with their our loo, mirror and sink.

The place was spotless and there was good Wi-Fi signal on our pitch, although it was quite sluggish when the world and his dog were logged on later in the evening.

Washing machines and drying facilities were also available, but we didnít use them this time. Good recycling facilities, too, which arenít that plentiful across the rest of the islands.

If you want a good stop a stones throw from the main town or ferry terminal, this is the one for you. 
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Date of Visit: August 2023 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Thegibbo4 12 reviews from this member

 Facilities were ample and scrupulously clean at all times. Loved the individual washrooms with shower, sink and toilet in each.

Well equipped kitchen with fridges and freezers - great idea to have stickers to pop on food that you didnít want/ need so that others could use. Well priced washing machine and drier.

Great location for exploring Kirkwall and east Mainland. Within Kirkwall itself we really enjoyed the vintage vehicle rally, St Magnus cathedral, earth grain house (ask for the key at Judith Glue) and a local craft market.

Highly recommend the Real Food Cafe at Judith Glue, Lucanoís Italian restaurant and amazing ice cream from the lovely couple at Sinclairís Ice Cream.

Further afield, we had a great walk and picnic at Mull Head where we saw seals and dolphins (donít forget cash for the honesty box shop), explored the Churchill barriers, visited the Italian chapel and the beach and sea at Sands of Wright. 

Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Pcbr89 2 reviews from this member

 A very pleasant campsite with grass for tents and hard stands for campers. There was a separate area for tents.

Facilities were good: toilets, bathrooms, laundry facilities, kitchen with fridges and microwave oven, communal room to sit inside when the weather was suboptimal.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. Good rental bikes were available.

Wifi was rather crappy.

Three large supermarkets are a five minute walk away, and the town center is a ten minute walk away.

All in all it was a very pleasant stay. 

Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jamesy 3 reviews from this member

 Been before and was not disappointed

The standards have not dropped in any way only got better

Every facility on site is immaculate

Brilliant campsite 👍👍 
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Date of Visit: June 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jancol 1 review from this member

 Great site.

Toilets and showers are clean including a large disabled shower and toilet there is a kitchen area, small sitting area and clothes washing and drying.

Chemical waste disposal. The staff are very helpful and present on site most of the day.

Easy booking on line. Within walking distance of Kirkwall and local supermarkets.

Good central location Ideal for all, caravan motorhome and tents.

WiFi available. Would return. 
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Date of Visit: June 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Allan Moir 3 reviews from this member

 Booking in was easy

Plenty of space

Somebody was always cleaning toilets and showers

Easy to use

Good distance from shops and restaurants

Nice walk outside gate 
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Date of Visit: September 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mosbyr 5 reviews from this member

 Second time we stayed here and its still as good as last time

Shower block is very clean

Booking in is easy and close to kirkwall to walk in.

Highly recommend. 
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Date of Visit: July 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Alronald 11 reviews from this member

 Really nice site on the edge of Kirkwall. Whilst it can feel as if you're camping in the middle of a housing estate at the same time you're right next to the swimming pool / leisure centre so if the weather's bad there's still thigs to entertain the kids with. Tesco, Lidl and the Coop a 5-10 minute walk away.

We arrived late evening off the Aberdeen ferry but the camp site had already provided us with the barrier code so it was just a case of confirming our pitch on arrival and driving to it. Facilities block contains individual shower and toilet cubicles, a communal area and there are dishwashing facilities. Wardens friendly and visible.

Lots to do - Kirkwall boasts a Cathedral, two whisky and one gin distilleries, a couple of museums, some interesting shops and eating places, and the ferry terminal to Shapinsay and the Northern Isles. We drove down to St Margaret Hope and Sands o'Wright, and also across to Deerness to Newark Bay and Mull Head. We also drove south over the Churchill Barriers and to the Italian Chapel (tip - try to dodge the cruise ship tours) 

Date of Visit: April 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Bluebike 6 reviews from this member

 Staff were helpful when I needed to arrange an extra night.

Not having enough data to be able to download my email wasn't helpful and as coming from north had no signal or wifi for days.

Site good

Would suggest an out of hours phone number would be helpful as we don't all have wifi 

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