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- Peaceful family-run park with views over Eynhallow Sound
- A 15-minute walk to Evie Sands beach and 25 minutes’ drive to Kirkwall
- Bistro serving pizza from 'the UK's most northerly woodfired oven'
For beaches down the road and a bistro on site, you’d best be making your way to Eviedale Campsite on Scotland’s Orkney Islands. A peaceful place sheltered from the winds that whistle across this archipelago, it’s in a prime position on the western Mainland looking out towards the scenic Eynhallow Sound and over to the Isle of Rousey.
Keep eyes on the ocean to spot seals swimming and whales wallowing, then get back to that bistro: sitting in the site’s old croft, it has cosy vibes and home cooking including sourdough pizza and freshly baked bread made in what the owners reckon is the UK’s most northerly woodfired oven. If for some (inexplicable) reason you don't fancy that, drop by for an artisan coffee and a warm up beside the log fire. (Please note that booking is essential.)
Picnic provisions (post-pizza, of course)? The site is in Evie village and a small shop is down the road. A supermarket is in Dounby 10 minutes’ drive away.
The small toilet block has separate facilities for men and women, including a shower and toilet; there's also a charging point for phones and hairdryer use (small contribution to electric requested). The site has limited basic facilities so please bear this in mind when booking. Wifi is only accessible at the back of the bistro and does not extend to the camping areas.
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From the manager...
I would like to point out that we are a very basic rural site, but we are fortunate to have fibre broadband, the best on the island, which is excellent which can be fully accessed at the back of our bistro, near the router. As you would expect this does not extend to our camping fields which have no electricity or router nearby.
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Small (11-25 sites)
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Scrabster: Pier Coach Stop
— 61.1 kilometres
- Train stations
Thurso Rail Station
— 63.0 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Tingwall Orkney Ferry Terminal
— 4.6 kilometres
4.6 kilometres Rousay Orkney Ferry Terminal — 7.3 kilometres
7.3 kilometres Wyre Orkney Ferry Terminal — 7.9 kilometres
Kirkwall (Orkney) Airport
— 21.3 kilometres
21.3 kilometres Eday Airport — 21.4 kilometres
21.4 kilometres Stronsay Airport — 27.2 kilometres
The site is directly opposite the road to Evie beach; this road is signposted for Toilets.
Suitably fed, warmed and caffeinated, hightail it over to the golden sands and paddlable shallow waters of Aikerness Bay less than a 10-minute drive before strolling to the Broch of Gurness Iron Age settlement on its eastern side.
If cycling’s your sport, Evie’s right on the Northlink route so you can ride towards Barony Mill and the Brough of Birsay (50 minutes) to see the puffins puttering about; more twitcher times can be had within a five-minute drive at the RSPB’s Birsay Moors, where winged critters like hen harriers, short-eared owls and arctic skuas are regularly seen.
The main Orkney town of Kirkwall’s 25 minutes’ drive from the site for Viking themed venturing to the 12th-century Norse cathedral of St Magnus. If you’re hot on history, drop by the Bishop’s and Earl’s palaces as well as the Orkney Museum or simply use the area as a starting point for ferries to Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands.
Stromness town is also 25 minutes away by car; navigate your way here for the Pier Arts Centre and the Ring of Brodgar neolithic stone circle just outside the centre.
Other local attractions of a historical sort in the area if you're still raring for more include the ancient Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn 15 minutes away (dating as far back as 2,000 BC) and the Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (20 minutes’ drive).
- Skara Brae (14.8 kilometres)
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- Does Eviedale Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Eviedale Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Eviedale Campsite? Suitably fed, warmed and caffeinated, hightail it over to the golden sands and paddlable shallow waters of Aikerness Bay less than a 10-minute drive before strolling to the Broch of Gurness Iron ... Read more
When can I check in and check out of Eviedale Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: noon – Anytime Depart by: 10 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: noon – Anytime Depart by: 10 a.m.
Please go to the bistro car park on arrival. The owners will be there (knock at the kitchen door if outside trading times) or the house, directly behind the bistro (with metal staircase). If no-one is around, ring the number on your booking confirmation email. Do not go through the gate, as a husky dog will be in the yard.Read more