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
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Worcestershire, EnglandMost suitable for adults and children over 12. We do have a childs cot mattress and highchair. We offer a chance to experience peace and quiet in natural surroundings with comfortable ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Workshops
West Sussex, EnglandA quiet, reflective and prayerful place of retreat for individuals, couples and groups who wish to come for a time of spiritual refreshment, and to enjoy the quiet and reflective nature ...
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 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Retreats
East Sussex, EnglandEvent TypesSelf directed retreats.
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 ✓ Retreats
Northumberland, EnglandEvent TypesSelf directed retreats.
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 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
Greater London, Englandvegetarian B&B
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Health Spa
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Venue for Hire
County Mayo, IrelandWhen Cloona first opened its doors in 1973 we launched the concept of Health Tourism in Ireland. Our courses, both five-day (Sunday to Friday) and three-day (Thursday to Sunday) are ...
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 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Workshops
EgyptYoga holidays.
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
Ceredigion, WalesOver the Rainbow is an Vegetarian Guest House in Cardigan Bay. An ideal venue for residential courses and workshops as well as small group holidays.An ...

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.