Scottish Castle Yoga Retreat 2022

Yoga retreat in a 13th century traditional Scottish Castle. Our retreat centre only 20 minutes from Glasgow allows easy access to Scotland. On our yoga retreat we will visit Scotland's largest city, Glasgow and the capital, Edinburgh. Yoga and meditation will take place everyday. You will also have plenty of free time to explore the castle grounds and gardens. Investment from £1,700 gbp / $2,400 usd per person.

Summary

Our Yoga Retreat in Scotland 2022 is a 6 night visit with accommodation in small Scottish castle with history dating back to 1245. The retreat combines luxury in a Scottish Castle with private chef, daily yoga and meditation and access to the major cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh which we will have the opportunity to explore. You also have plenty of free time to explore the castle grounds as there are a number of walks available. Most of our tours will use local transport with your private guide.  After the retreat we can help you with more independent travel. 

Day 1 (17th September)

Arrive into Glasgow airport by 3pm (ask about extra transfer cost if arriving into Edinburgh), we will be taken to Craufurdland Castle our home for the luxury yoga retreat week. We have time to settle in and explore our surroundings before an afternoon stretch and the opportunity to get to know each other in our first yoga class in the Georgian Drawing room. We then have dinner in the beautiful dining room. Dinner.


Day 2 (18th September)

Day 2 We begin with an early morning yoga class with meditation before breakfast prepared by our private chef, just ask us about food requirements and we will do the best to accommodate you.

We will head out today to the Ayrshire coast visiting the Rabbie Burns museum in Alloway before driving to Dunure Castle which some may recongnise from Outlander. The evening we have yoga and meditation and dinner in the dining room. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 3 (19th September)

We have a busier day today so we will begin with yoga and then breakfast before heading into the city of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. We will board the local tour bus and travel around the city getting to know it. Glasgow is home of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery with Salvador Dali’s beautiful Christ the Redeemer painting. We can recommend some restaurants around the city while you explore. You can also visit the Riverside museum which was named as Europe’s best museum. When you return to the castle yoga and dinner will be provided. Breakfast, dinner.


Day 4 (20th September)

A slower pace today as we have yoga to begin the day and you have time for some independent travel. Maybe you could head back to Glasgow or you could explore the Ayrshire coast, let us know and we will do all we can to assist you. Evening yoga and meditation, if the weather is nice maybe we can do yoga outside. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Day 5 (21st September)

We will have yoga to begin the day and then we will head to the capital city and Edinburgh. Again we will take the tour bus as it offers such a great tour of the entirety of the city, you can spend the rest of the day as you wish. You might visit Edinburgh Castle or the Botanic Gardens or just stroll around getting a feel for the ancient city. We will meet back in Edinburgh to take our transport back to our castle. As it is a longer day of travelling today we will not have yoga this evening but dinner will be provided. Breakfast, dinner.


Day 6 (22nd September)

Yoga will be the welcome start to the day as we will have our last day in the beautiful grounds of Craufurdland Castle. As we are having a rest day you can explore and pop into the estate's Laird’s Table restaurant. We will have a final yoga and mediation session before our last dinner together. Breakfast, dinner


Day 7 (23rd September)

After an uplifting yoga session and a final breakfast we say our farewells and head to the next points in our adventures. We will include a drop off at Glasgow airport but do ask if you need to go somewhere else. Scotland is a small country and you can easily get around on public transport if required. Breakfast.

 

Castle accommodation

Our accommodation throughout our stay in Scotland is the beautiful Craufurdland Castle set in 600 acres of beautiful Ayrshire countryside.

The castle has 5 twin bedrooms, 4 of them en-suite ask us about single supplement if you prefer.   You can look at some of the accommodation here.

https://craufurdland.co.uk/accommodation/

With such wonderful rooms and history. The 4 poster Queen Mary Room might be most suited to a couple. Take to us about your requirements.

During our stay we will have an excellent selection of food prepared by our private chef and all served in the dining room. Talk to us about your eating requirements, we do our best to cater to everyone. 

There is a train station 15 minutes from the castle by taxi and there is a bus to Glasgow about a mile walk from the castle in the local village. From Glasgow it is a short 40 minute train to Edinburgh.

Getting there

Please arrive to Glasgow airport by 3pm on the 17th of September 2021 for group transfer to Craufurdland Castle. If you arrive out with these hours we can assist you with a private transfer, taxis are readily available at the airport and Uber is also possible.

Coming back

Arrange departure for midday the 23rd of September. If you have further travel plans let us know and we will do our best to assist you. We can also advise you on independent travel plans throughout the UK and Europe.

Included

  • Yoga classes on a daily basis
  • Yoga Equipment
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Guided tours
  • Transport to and from Glasgow airport
  • Entrance fees for included day trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh

Excluded

  • International flights, insurance, tips and gratuities
  • Extra meals not included in the programme
  • Beverages
  • Massages and spa treatments

How much yoga will we do?

In general we will have 2 classes a day, one in the morning of 90 minutes and one in the afternoon of 60 to 90 minutes that may also include meditation. You do not need to take both classes every day however, it's up to you.

Do I need to be a yoga expert?

These yoga retreats are for any standard of yogi from absolute beginner to expert. We host two groups separated by experience and confidence, and we will decide what group you are in the first day. If you'd later like to swap between the two just let us know. In addition, if you would like to travel with a non-yogi, ask us about special pricing.

Are all meals vegetarian/vegan?

We cater for all dietary requirements, and while some of our centres will be 100% vegetarian, most will have vegan and non-vegan options. When we have lunch or dinner out however, you can eat whatever you like. Do let us know any preferences.

Do you provide visas?

We do not provide visas, but we can help you if you do require one.

Do you include international air tickets?

We do not include these as our guests come from all over the world, but with our many years experience in this field we can help find the best routing for you.

Can I have a single room?

You can have a guaranteed single room by paying the single supplement.

Can I share a room?

If you would prefer not to pay the single supplement you can share a room with a person of the same sex. We will pair you with a room partner.

What should I bring?

Every guest is required to bring their own yoga mat. Otherwise, ask us about packing lists for each specific destination. We will supply blocks, straps and blankets.

Scottish Castle Yoga Retreat 2022

Scottish castles and cities with daily yoga and visits to both Glasgow and Edinburgh while staying in a 13th century Scottish Castle. Prices from

$2,400 / £1,700 per person*

Prices will depend on room choice, shared/private bathroom and also single supplement. Ask about special offers for more than one person booking.

*Based on twin sharing.
Please ask for single supplement if you prefer your own room.