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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 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Venue for Hire
Shropshire, EnglandSet in 10 beautiful acres of lawns, woodland, organic herb and vegetable gardens, and with light and large public lounges and library, there is plenty of scope at the Grange for individuals ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Venue for Hire
Greater London, EnglandEden: the original sacred space for the human race. The Eden Centre is a welcoming place and space to explore and discover the sacred in our everyday lives and in our world. Do you ...
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Multiple locationsGuided walking and exploratory holidays in Cornwall, The Isles of Scilly, Dartmoor, The Cotswolds, Italy (Tuscany, Veneto & Dolomites, Lazio, Sardinia and Sicily), Spain (Picos de Europa ...
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Intentional Community
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Health Spa
Somerset, EnglandShekinashram is a newly formed community and dedicated sacred space, situated at the base of Chalice Hill, on a pilgrimage route to Glastonbury Tor. There are currently five permanent ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
Devon, EnglandGaia House is set in a former convent in the stunning countryside of South Devon and offers a sanctuary of contemplative calm open to all. Gaia House ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Venue for Hire
Surrey, EnglandAre you seeking a peaceful retreat from the stress of the world? Twice daily Quiet Time, beautiful gardens to roam in and a range of possible healing ...
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Ceredigion, WalesA Welsh Cottage Bed & Breakfast retreat near Tregaron. Evening meals by arrangement. Reflexology on site.
 ✓ 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.