Guests have exclusive access to the building. View of Bay of Skaill.
Guests have exclusive access to the building. View of Bay of Skaill. Image: Wojsyl Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

Scottish church lets visitors stay the night: win-win situation for tourists and conservationists

“Champing” allows tourists to camp in the church. The experience is special, tranquil and opportunity to see the rugged beauty of Orkney at St Peter’s.

The rent collected is used for funding the preservation of the church. Sustainability is another attractive feature of the scheme to tourists looking for greener ways to travel. St Peter’s in Orkney is Scotland’s only “champing” church at the moment, chosen carefully for not only its beauty but its prime location. Throwing open the doors in the morning, guests are treated to a stunning view overlooking the Bay of Skaill, with the World Heritage site of Skara Brae just a stone’s throw away.

To find out more about how one can go champing, log on to The Scotsman.

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