Retreat Venues

Please find below a number of retreat venues that have been used by member of the diocese. 

Bishop’s House, Iona are welcome to share the life and work of the community, minimum of three nights stay is the norm in season.
3 single, 10 twin-bedded rooms
The Catholic House, (cnoc a’ Chalmain) Iona are welcome to share the life and work of the Iona community, minimum of two nights stay. 3 single, 2 twin-bedded rooms.
The Abbey, those who wish to share the life of work, worship, discussion and recreation. Three nights minimum stay.
Cairngorms Christian Centre, Kingussie free, self-catering with bunk beds.
Craig Lodge (RC), Dalmally. Argyllwww.craiglodge.orgCan accommodate up to 40 guests, all denominations. Group or individual retreats.
House of Prayer, Society of the Sacred Heart, Edinburghwww.edinburghjesuits,org,uk/retreatsQuiet days only, no accommodation.
Ignatian Spirituality Centre, retreats UK/EU, on-line retreats or in-person on the first Friday of each moth.
Institute of Spirituality St Mary’s, Kinnoull, single and 17 twin-bedded rooms, single or group retreats, organised events also available.
Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Group last Thursday each month, prayer room also available.
Nunraw Abbey (Sancta Maria), Haddingtonwww.nunrawabbey.comNine rooms, 7 single and 2 family with three beds.
Pluscarden Abbey, Elginwww.plucardenabbey.org12 single rooms or 16 with bunk beds. Women’s accommodation is self-catering, men will eat with the order.
The Bield at can be booked for between 1 and 6 days and can be silent and / or guided if you chose. The Bield also offer courses that are held at weekends and have a selection of contemplation resources on their website.
Dysart Carmelwww.dysartcarmel.orgEnquiries can be made at:
Society of St Francis, silent retreats, weekend tasters monthly meditation group and other events.  You can be a day guest and provide your own lunch or share lunch in the refectory if there is space. 

Residential retreats are from Monday to Friday, Friday to Sunday or Monday to Sunday with a suggested donation of £45 per night.
The Coach House, Kilmuirhttps://coachhousekilmuir.orgOffers silent retreats, weekend tasters and other events including a monthly meditation group.  Single rooms cost from £170 per night and accessible accommodation is available.
Elshieshields Tower, Lochmaben The Bothy for a single person retreat (self-catering) or a day visitor for retreat or study periods in the Upper Room in the tower which houses a specialist library on theology and Christian spirituality with a particular emphasis on Russian Orthodoxy. 
Croftcarnoch Cottage, by the Diocese of St Andrew’s, Dunkeld and Dunblane this can be booked as a 3 bedroomed holiday cottage or as a retreat. The minimum stay is 3 nights.  The charge rate is £45 per night for Clergy (£315 per week) and £70 per night for others (£490 per week).
Robin’s Nest & Swallow’s Nest, Rumbling Bridge, KinrossAvailable on AirBNBBoth offer self-catering accommodation only.
St Drostan’s Lodgewww.stdrostans.orgUp to 17 guests in 6 single, 2 double and 2 twin-bedded rooms. Self-catering only.
The Atholl bedrooms offering full-board, self-catering and B&B.
Whitechester Christian Guest House and Retreat, prayer walks, chapel, lounge and conservatory. Conducted retreats prayer and counselling are available. Accommodation offers 2 single and 7 twin/double rooms.
Information correct at April 2023

Many of our buildings (especially in the city centre) are open during the day, and others have peaceful gardens for reflection (Good Shepherd, St Ninian’s Comely Bank, St Columba’s by the Castle, St Mark’s Portobello).

If you would like to suggest a venue to add to the list, please email: