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Westray Island

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Gorgeous island with friendly locals!

I went over to Westray to try and see puffins at Castle O'Burrian (I missed them by 2 days) but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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We stayed at Chalmersquoy campsite which is behind The Barn (hostel). We all loved our stay on the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Debbie B
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went over to Westray to try and see puffins at Castle O'Burrian (I missed them by 2 days) but still fell in love with the island. The scenery is beautiful and I was blessed with great weather. The locals were very friendly and I...More

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Chalmersquoy campsite which is behind The Barn (hostel). We all loved our stay on the island. We were not bothered by midges and our hosts were lovely. We would all be happy to go back again to this gorgeous island.

1  Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to get away from it all. Super beaches and wildlife. Several places to eat out and shops that between them sell everything you could require. Friendly locals, interesting history.

1  Thank Clare M
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a day visit today, 8th May! We got the 9.40 ferry from Kirkwall and drove off in westray at 11.15. Our plan was to visit the north end first and work our way down to the south to spend a...More

6  Thank davetlg
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a really wonderful trip to Westerly Island in May 2016. Luckily we have a friends in Kirkwall and so we could drive around in their car that is not too expensive to take along in a ferry. Had a lovely dinner in Pierowall...More

3  Thank explorer515
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A favourite & regular destination. This beautiful island is a must for wildlife, sightseeing or just peace & quiet.

1  Thank Terry C
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Westray can be reached from Kirkwall by ferry or by plane. Although it is a small island and great for walking, it is convenient to have some mean of transport... bike or car, making the ferry our preferred option. From North to South, worth a...More

4  Thank jcrossBdV
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Island is accessible by either ferry or flight from Kirkwall. The flight might take you on the shortest scheduled flight in the World, at about 2 minutes, the ferry will go up through the Northern Islands, and if the crossing is smooth, then there...More

2  Thank rphood2004
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Only a short ferry ride from Kirkwall. A beautiful island with lovely people. We took the local service bus up to Pierowall and spent a lovely day exploring the area. Including a walk up to Noltland Castle. A short flight takes you over to Papa...More

1  Thank RosieL206
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had a short break here and what a lovely place it is. Every driver waves and people were friendly. The beaches are beautiful, white sand and turquoise sea. We saw loads of fossils at Grobust. Got to watch the puffins at Castle O Burrian....More

1  Thank SPJW09
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