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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The Big Stretch picture
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Workshops
Asturias, SpainThe Big Stretch is a mixture of creativity and coaching. We do it out in big nature so that people get access to their intuition, and feel their connection to the wider world. Also, ...
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Ancient Sacred Sites Tours picture
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Multiple locationsAncient and Sacred Sites Tours invites you on a spiritual journey to the magical sacred landscapes of Egypt, Ireland, and South West England. Experience the mystery of our ancestors. ...
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Venue for Hire
County Mayo, IrelandEalaín Uisce was created as a place of retreat in which to develop mind, body and spirit in a tranquil and peaceful environment where healing can begin.The ...
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Argyllshire, ScotlandLerigoligan comprises a traditional highland cottage with a rebuilt stone studio 30 metres away. The studio has a clear 9m x 5m space with an almost fully ...
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Prem Yoga Center picture
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
SloveniaPrem Center are a husband and wife team with 15 years of yoga teaching experience.Ben was trained to the highest level (Yoga Acharya - yoga master) by ...
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Linthorpe B&B picture
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Workshops
Dumfries and Galloway, ScotlandAccommodation with a Difference.We are situated in a quiet country lane with convenient access to pubs and local town of ...
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Burnlaw Healing and Retreat Centre picture
 ✓ Retreats
Northumberland, EnglandBurnlaw is a small North Pennines upland farm in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. It is a place with a long tradition of occupation and continuity of life style. Standing ...
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Bellenau picture
 ✓ 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 ...

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.