Places to Be: a compendium of tranformational holidays, and places to just be
Welcome to the definitive guide! For fifteen years, Places to Be has been helping people to find retreats, workshop centres and alternative holidays as well as venues in which they can run their own events. To the right, you will see a selection of places from the site. To find others, you might like to choose a category from the tabs along the top and then further refine your search in the area below that. We hope you will find the perfect place to be, and also of course that when you book with them, you mention our site. It will help maintain this service for you, and for all the places you are seeing. Good luck with your search, and may you have a happy, meaningful and inspiring stay.
Using the Retreat Seeker Many traditional establishments cater for retreats but there are also a growing number of smaller venues. Check whether retreats are for individuals or groups and if guidance is available.
Using the Workshop Seeker Search on subject speciality headings. These categories can only be a very crude guide. Often the text on the venue’s page is more specific, and do contact them for detailed information.
Using the Venue Seeker If you’re looking for a place to run your own event then you’ll probably want to search on size and features such as catering options. More detail is given on venues’ own pages, but do check info has not changed.
Using the B&B Seeker Many places listed are representative of a new breed of B&B which offer something more. Perhaps it’s catering for special diets, perhaps an educational service or healing therapy.
Using the Health Spa Seeker These are retreats that focus on relaxation and on healing the body, mind and spirit. Check for more details on the health spa’s own page, and with the establishment itself.
Using the Holiday Seeker Search on broad holiday types. Some operators may use only one venue, some several, while other organise tours. Often the text on the operator’s page is more specific, and do contact them for detailed information.
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Gloucestershire, EnglandNVC (Nonviolent or Compassionate Communication) is a simple yet profound and enjoyable process that enables us to listen to ourselves and others and speak without blaming or judging. ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
Somerset, EnglandExperience the Magdalen Project, a safe and inspiring environment for a wide variety of purposes, including ecological education, conferences, seminars, training sessions, team building ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
Cambridgeshire, EnglandWe offer comfortable modern accommodation, in this riverside village, for groups arranging their own programmes. We have 30 beds in six rooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, central ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Aquitaine, FranceAre you searching for accommodation to host your activities or workshop? Welcome to ‘The ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Retreats
Manche, FranceBellenau (named after the ancient French spirit of healing) is a magical place with unique energy based at Château Bel Enault. The Château and surroundings date back before 1409 and ...
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 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Workshops
EgyptYoga holidays.
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Devon, EnglandWe at Destiny are proud to offer a series of Sacred and Divinatory Arts residential courses in the historic town of Brixham in Devon, running from March ...
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Health Spa
Cumbria, EnglandWhether you are looking for an inspirational retreat, a 'transformational' holiday, a unique venue for a special occasion or workshop, or simply an idyllic 'Place to Be', Eastgate Barn, ...

What’s special about these organisations? This is a selection from the the wonderful places and organisations that we have to offer throughout our site. Refresh in your browser and you’ll see a different choice. How do I get more information about a place listed on this page? Click on the name or picture to see any particular entry. The full text will not appear, as unfortunately none of the above has a full page entry on this site, but you will be able to see their address details.