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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 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
Cumbria, Englandvegetarian B&B
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Peloponnese, Greece“A place to pause, reconnect and be yourself....” The Spirit of Life is located in one of the most stunning regions of Greece with mountains, sea, olive groves and months of blue ...
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Workshops
Dorset, EnglandSpringhead’s buildings, spectacular lakeside gardens and springs are located in a protected valley beneath the North Dorset Downs, just four miles outside the Saxon hilltop town of ...
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 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
North Yorkshire, EnglandA peaceful Victorian house lovingly restored to provide comfortable en suite accommodation for holiday or business travellers. Extensive breakfast menu with homemade bread and freshly ...
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 ✓ Workshops
Poitou-Charentes, FranceWant to ‘jardiner’your ‘possibles’, improve your French and meet and connect with French people in a simple and natural way? Jardiner ses Possibles ...
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Isle of Mull, ScotlandGlengorm Castle stands on a headland on the north coast of the Isle of Mull within 5000 acres of rolling hills, heather and forests. Beyond the rocky coastline is the Atlantic Ocean ...
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 ✓ 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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 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Venue for Hire
Isle of ManRelax in luxury and discover hidden talents with weekend courses at Brightlife.At the heart of the British Isles, the Isle of Man is an Island steeped ...

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.