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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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Intentional Community
 ✓ Workshops
Dorset, England2006 programme includes... One World Worship, Open Christianity, Storytelling, Writing the Spirit, Gay and Lesbian, New Horizons, Arts and Crafts, Singing, ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Intentional Community
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Kent, EnglandFor over 75 years The Seekers Trust has been a centre for prayer and spiritual healing. A warm welcome awaits those who seek an informal retreat and/or spiritual healing. Through the ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Workshops
East Sussex, EnglandHaven for the SpiritThe beautiful interior of the house itself, the abundant gardens, the proximity to the sea and the wildness of the Downs, make Florence ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
Derbyshire, EnglandA centre for personal creative growth. Set in the lovely Derbyshire countryside, the atmosphere at Unstone Grange attracts community and youth groups of all types. They come to use ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
North Yorkshire, EnglandKirkby Fleetham Hall is a mellow Georgian Manor house set in 30 acres of park and woodland, peacefully situated in the countryside between the Yorkshire Moors and Dales. It offers a ...
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 ✓ Intentional Community
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Retreats
Dorset, EnglandOsho Leela, Britain’s most vibrant community, is situated in a beautiful house with 15 acres of grounds in the heart of the Dorset countryside. We run an authentic Osho community, ...
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 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Workshops
Andalusia, SpainYoga, riding and walking holidays.
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 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Multiple LocationsBAOBAB - Alternative Roots to Travel is committed to small-scale, sustainable tourism in Africa that provides you with a personal insight into some unique and fascinating destinations ...

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.