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

Wildlife and Tours

Island tours - Peedie package, half and one day tours.

Papay Wildlife Club holidays combine outstanding natural history with a dash of archaeology. Tempt yourself with our exciting programme of short breaks, each of which reflects the flow of the seasons.

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).

Peatwell Self-Catering Cottage on Papa Westray

Peatwell - Self-catering Cottage on Papa Westray

Holland Farm

Holland Farm: wing of old farmhouse, sleeps 4-6, minimum 1 week stay, £300- £400 pw, no smokers, pets by arrangement only. Enquiries t: 01857 644250

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