Papa Westray

The Holm of Papay

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South Wick, Papa Westray
The South Wick - photograph by Douglas Hourston

Visiting and Staying on Papa Westray

Papa Westray 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. The Papa Westray Hostel 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, it 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, our hostel is warm, friendly and comfortable with private rooms, two modern well equipped kitchens for self-catering, spacious dining room, a lounge with TV, DVD player, board games and books and a large garden overlooking the island and the sea.

Papa Westray hostel

Papa Westray's well-stocked community shop

Daybreak - Post Office and Crafts

Papa Westray's Post Office and craft shop

Recycled By Design

An independent retailer and creator of unique, one-off designs, in recycled, felted, woollen knitwear. More details...

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

Holm View

Holm View - Self-catering Cottage on Papa Westray


Peatwell - Self-catering Cottage on Papa Westray

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