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Address: Muddisdale Road | Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LR, Scotland
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+44 1856 879900
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

The £15m Pickaquoy Centre in Orkney is a first class sports, arts,...

The £15m Pickaquoy Centre in Orkney is a first class sports, arts, conference and social facility, offering an excellent range of activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. It has also hosted world class arts festivals, music events, exhibitions, conference and sports competitions. The Centre includes a high quality campsite with some of the best facilities in Scotland.

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We love the pools

We stay at the camping site at the picky centre pretty regularly, the pods are worth a visit. We use the pools and have eaten there as well. All in all well worth a visit. Only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
Dee Q
Brora, United Kingdom
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Brora, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We stay at the camping site at the picky centre pretty regularly, the pods are worth a visit. We use the pools and have eaten there as well. All in all well worth a visit. Only downside is that the hairdryers break down fairly often and it is cold getting out of the pool after the shower.

Thank Dee Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great way to pass the day plenty of things to do for young and old and the food was a treat great for the rainy days

Thank stupot1073
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the campsite at the centre and didn't fully appreciate all there was to do inside. Good pool, cinema, cafe and bar, kids soft play, climbing wall, gym and that's just the start. Worth a trip for the kids

Thank KB1285
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Jacuzzi was small in size, changing rooms were dirty, only popped in last min and was a little disappointed. Was £5.20, would say was slightly overpriced. Wasn't overly relaxing.

Thank zanegod
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Great pool for any age as there are two pools, one for younger kids and non swimmers with plenty things to do in it including a small flume and a longer rectangle pool for playing in or lane swimming. The pool is spotless and the lifeguards attentive, with plenty changing room space that is warm. A great place to take... More 

Thank robinred0
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

A lovely atmosphere with good value for excellent facilities. When I regularly visit Orkney this is my place to be, especially the pool. My family all purchased the week long value ticket, which was absolutely great as I used the facilities every day for as week. I highly recommend the pool and cinema and have not seen the rest but... More 

Thank annikajoan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were catching the overnight ferry to Aberdeen and didn't really want to sit in a pub all night waiting for departure time. So we headed to The Pickaquoy Centre's cinema and watched a film. Very modern with lecture style well spaced comfortable seating. Good value for money too. It is a multi-purpose centre with swimming pool and sports facilities... More 

Thank roejoe2012
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

I booked a couple of personal trainer sessions here whilst I was on holiday, and can highly recommend both the gym and Katie, one of the PTs. Great facilities, good training.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

I visited the centre twice last week with my nephew and although I haven't tried any of the sporting activities that were available during the Easter Holidays, I opted first for watching a film (Kung Fu Panda 3) and later enjoyed a session at the leisure pool. Every time I visit Orkney visiting family I head for the Picky as... More 

Thank Rob D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

Better facilities here than we have at home. From a fitness suite to swimming pool, sauna and steam room, jacuzzi, cafe and cinema! Brilliant facility.

Thank RosieL206

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