‘Orkney is different, it’s not like the mainland at all. It’s more sophisticated, you should go. Go to the Pickaquoy campsite in Kirkwall, it’s fabulous.’

‘It was by far the best camping facility we had come across.’

‘Probably the best campsite I have been to in the UK’
Ellie Bennett – Mud, Sweat and Gears

Welcome to Orkney’s largest caravan and camping park, located at The Pickaquoy Centre and only a short walk from the town centre. This 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.

We will be opening for an extended season this year, staying open until 20 December 2015! Luxury Camping Lodges will be charged at £29 per lodge per night and caravan and camping will be charged at low season rates. For more information click here.

Amenities and facilities comprises of:

  • A comfortable lounge
  • Fully equipped laundry facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Disabled access
  • Telephone facilities
  • 12 individual cubicle style shower/toilet/washing facilities
  • 4 separate toilet/washroom facilities
  • 1 disabled family shower/toilet cubicle with baby changing facilities
  • On-site Warden (hours dependent on season)
  • Free Wifi

Luxury Camping Lodges 

Our two  luxury Camping Lodges (The St Magnus Lodge and Grainbank Lodge)  can accommodate up to five people.

The pods are conveniently located close to the toilets, the door and windows are double glazed and they come fitted with energy lights, heater, double sockets and a reading lamp. They are also equipped with electric kettle, microwave, fridge, cutlery and cups, bowls and plates – everything to make your holiday very comfortable!  Free wifi is also included.  Outside, we will provide a picnic table and BBQ for each Pod.  Please note that bedding is not included. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Just follow the instructions below and you’ll be one step closer to luxury camping!

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Campsite Map

Please download The Pickaquoy Centre Caravan & Camping Park map to familiarise yourself with the site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Reception on 01856 879900.

How to Book

If you are interested in staying at our site, we have numerous options available to assist you in doing this. These are:

By Post
Simply download and complete the booking form and send, along with payment, to:
The Pickaquoy Centre
Muddisdale Road
KW15 1LR

By telephone
Please contact our Customer Services Team on 01856 879900 who will happily assist you in making your booking and taking payment.

By e-mail
Simply download the booking form, complete and e-mail to

Method of payment
Please note that we accept all major credit/debit cards. Personal cheques are no longer accepted.

We hope that you enjoy your holiday in Orkney!



Low season

Mid season

High season





Junior (3-15 years)




Junior (2 years and under)




Grass stand with electrics




Hard stand with electrics




Large tent/caravan/motorhome without electrics

Charge per person

Charge per person

Charge per person

Medium tent

As above

As above

As above

Small tent

As above

As above

As above





Low season tariff applies: April and October
Mid season tariff applies: May and September
High season tariff applies: June, July and August

Active Passport

While you are here why not  make the most of the Centre’s facilities with an Active Passport – allowing you and your family access to up to 8 great activities! With an Active Passport you could have access to*:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Health Suite
  • Jungle World
  • The Gym
  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Cinema (not included in daily pass)
  • Racket Sports
  • Athletics Track

A daily individual pass costs £9.99 and a weekly individual pass costs £29.99. A daily family pass costs £17.99 or a weekly family pass costs £54.99. Buy your pass from Reception!

*Terms and Conditions apply. Usual Centre Admission policy applies.

For more information on the Active Passport just click here.




Click here for the 2014 Trip Advisor reviews.

Park rules and etiquette

A huge part of the pleasure of caravanning and camping is enjoying the environment around us and being respectful of other individuals using the park and facilities. To ensure all users have a positive experience, please abide by the Pickaquoy Campsite rules & etiquette. Failure to do so may result in being excluded from using the park and its facilities.

Terms and Conditions

Please download the Pickaquoy Campsite Terms & Conditions and ensure that you read this accurately prior to visiting.


Download directions to the Pickaquoy Centre Camping and Caravan Park here.

Useful Contact Information

If you are looking for further information on Orkney or need some assistance with holiday plans, please contact:

The Travel Centre, Kirkwall
Tel: 01856 872856

Orkney Ferries
Shore Street, Kirkwall
Tel: 01856 872044

NorthLink Ferries Ltd
Ayre Road, Kirkwall
Tel: 0845 600 0449

Pentland Ferries
St Margaret’s Hope
Tel: 01856 831 226

Kirkwall Airport
Tel: 01856 872420

The Camping and Caravan Club

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