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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International Meditation Centre picture
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
Wiltshire, EnglandThe International Meditation Centre, UK, was founded in 1979 by the Sayagyi U Ba Khin Memorial Trust (registered under the Charities Act 1960) to provide for the instruction and practice ...
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Chrysalis Holistic Centre picture
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Venue for Hire
County Wicklow, IrelandRestful rural setting in Ireland (one hour south of Dublin) for homely holistic centre, specialising in residential workshops in many aspects of personal growth and spirituality, with ...
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
Argyllshire, ScotlandCraig Lodge Family House of Prayer Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer is a Catholic Retreat Centre in the village of Dalmally, set amongst the beautiful ...
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Eco Yoga Retreats picture
 ✓ Retreats
Castelo Branco, PortugalOur yoga retreat centre is nestled in the valley`s of rural Portugal and is a place of peace and harmony. Our yoga retreats combine ashtanga yoga and dynamic yoga using vinyasa krama ...
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
Auvergne, FranceWe offer:* comfortable, flexible accommodation in beautiful, unspoilt countryside which can be used in a variety of ways* ...
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, FranceThe Barn Apartment is a charming self-contained apartment, sensitively converted in an old barn building. It is suitable for 2-4 people having two bedrooms - double with shower room ...
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Dar Ta’ Zeppi picture
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Workshops
Gozo, Malta‘DAR TA ZEPPI’EXPERIENCING THE GOOD QUALITY LIFE ON GOZO ...
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Hafod Cottage & Art Studio picture
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Gwynedd, WalesHafod is a self catering cottage in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. It has wind and solar power and is tastefully renovated. Set in 30 acres of privately owned woodland and ...

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.