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
Denbighshire, WalesWe run B&B in a very accessible ...
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 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
Texas, USADiscover, Learn, Heal and Play... It’s all about “YOU”Set in the beautiful Woodlands, Texas, USA, we have accommodation for up to four people at ...
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Wiltshire, EnglandA magical all year round retreat centre. Our tranquil surrounds with miles of rambling space will have you returning to real life with a new sense of ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Uttaranchal, IndiaThe Retreat is known for its Eco friendly tourism. Situated at a height of 7,500 feet in the Kumaon Himalayas, it is the only accommodation available for hire, in the core zone of the ...
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 ✓ Self-Catering Space
Somerset, EnglandDating back to the 17th century, Fairfield House has recently been refurbished throughout and offers comfortable accommodation for 12 to 14 people in six bed rooms. The house boasts ...
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
Powys, WalesFrom only £19/night. We encourage you to contact us by phone or email.You may be looking for an inspiring or peaceful break, a healing retreat, or to ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
CornwallThe Sand Rose Project provides breaks for families who have experienced bereavement. Our cottages and gardens in Marazion, Cornwall offer a quiet, peaceful haven where families can ...
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 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Workshops
Anglesey, WalesOutdoor Alternative was conceived in 1980. We planned to be alternative in our perspective on outdoor activities, the environment and prevailing attitudes. Circumstances changed; our ...

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.