The South Wick - photograph by Douglas Hourston
Visiting and Staying on Papa Westray
Beltane House, Hostel and Shop
The Papay Community Cooperative provides a licensed general merchants shop and visitor
accommodation in Beltane House, a community-run complex created from a row of 19th century converted farm cottages.
Beltane House is an ideal place to base your holiday. With lovely views out over the Holm of Papay and beyond to the
isles of Eday and Sanday, Beltane is centrally located within easy reach of beautiful beaches, archaeological and
historic sites and many good walks around the isle. Owned and run by the community, Beltane provides quality
self-catering accommodation offering a range of private and shared hostel rooms. In the past Beltane has offered
B&B but this year accommodation is available on a 'room only' basis with access to cooking and dining facilities.
Daybreak - Post Office and Crafts
Recycled By Design
An independent retailer and creator of
unique, one-off designs, in recycled, felted, woollen knitwear.
RSPB Bird Reserve
Puffins, skuas, arctic terns and many other birds can be seen on the North Hill. Guided tours of
the Reserve are given by the RSPB warden on Wednesdays and Saturdays in season (tel: (+44) 01857 644240).
Self-Catering Cottages on Papa Westray