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The Pickaquoy Centre Campsite is Orkney's premier caravan and camping park, at the heart of Orkney.
The VisitScotland 4 star touring park has facilities for 80 pitches, of which 28 have electric hook-ups and hard standings.
Our meticulously maintained caravan and camping park is equipped with a modern and comfortable amenities block and we will do our very best to ensure your visit to Orkney is as enjoyable as possible.
The site is perfect as a base to explore the rest of the Orkney Mainland and the surrounding North and South isles. With views across Kirkwall’s ‘Peedie Sea’ to ensure your surroundings are as pleasant as your stay.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


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  • Pickaquoy Road, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1LR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 58.9821°N 2.9724°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Scrabster: Pier Coach Stop — 32.8 miles
Train stations
Thurso Rail Station — 33.7 miles
Ferry ports
Kirkwall Shapinsay Ferry Terminal — 0.5 miles
Kirkwall Orkney Ferry Terminal — 0.5 miles
Kirkwall Orkney Hatston Ferry Terminal — 1.2 miles
Kirkwall (Orkney) Airport — 3.2 miles
Eday Airport — 16.3 miles
Stronsay Airport — 16.8 miles


From Gills Bay – St Margaret’s Hope Ferry (Pentland Ferries)
Leave the ferry terminal and pass through St Margaret’s Hope until you reach a T-junction. Take a left turn onto the A961 signed to Kirkwall. Cross all four of the Churchill Barriers following the A961, travelling through St Mary’s for Kirkwall. Proceed into Kirkwall until you reach a mini roundabout. At the mini roundabout, take the first exit onto Pickaquoy Road. You will pass Lidl, Tesco and the Co-op stores on the left. Just past Glaitness Primary School, you will see the entrance to the Pickaquoy Centre on the left. The Caravan Park is the next turning on the left.
From Scrabster-Stromness Ferry (Serco Northlink Ferries)
On leaving the ferry terminal, turn right onto the A965 signed Kirkwall. As you leave Stromness, at the roundabout take the second exit and stay on the A965. Continue on this road, passing through Finstown, for approximately 12 miles. On the approach to Kirkwall, you will pass Orkney Golf Club on your left hand side and then arrive at a roundabout. Take the third exit onto Pickaquoy Road and then you will reach the Caravan Park on your right (which is sign posted).
From Aberdeen/Lerwick-Kirwall Ferry (Serco Northlink Ferries, Kirkwall, Hatston Terminal)
Turn left on exiting the terminal towards Kirkwall. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Pickaquoy Road (with the petrol station on your left hand side) and then take the first right to arrive at the Caravan Park.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The Pickaquoy Centre is Orkney's largest and most prestigious leisure facility. As well as being popular for it's various indoor and outdoor sports facilities, the Centre is very family friendly.
Offering a full range of activities to keep even the busiest of families entertained, the Centre includes swimming pool, climbing, sports and fitness, cinema and a cafe and bar for refreshments.
The Centre is just a 5 minute walk to The Co-op, Tesco and Lidl and just a few minutes more to the St Magnus Cathedral and other tourist sites.

Must see

  • Skara Brae (13.7 miles)
  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey (25.5 miles)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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