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Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and Centre for World Peace and Health

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My friends and i drove from edinburgh and the drive was just breathtaking! What a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenna D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Peace and Tranquillity Abound

Kagyu Samye Ling is situated on the B709 road in Eskdalemuir in the Scottish Borders. Although... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Eskdalemuir DG13 0QL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit, really not knowing what to expect. We weren’t prepared for the experience which was in store. Lovely place to visit where even though it was busy with people going about their duties, it remained calm and quiet. Everyone we met was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and i drove from edinburgh and the drive was just breathtaking! What a beautiful countryside! I was speechless when i arrived. Its beautiful. The grounds are incredibility well kept and everyone is so friendly. Its a totally different atmosphere. All you can here...More

Thank Jenna D
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Kagyu Samye Ling is situated on the B709 road in Eskdalemuir in the Scottish Borders. Although expecting to see a Tibetan Temple it still comes as a surprise to see it nestling in the Scottish countryside. It is a centre for Buddhist teaching and mediation...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Went to tbe monastery on our way to Dumfries. Excellent scenic drive from Peebles. The monastey is well maintained & sits well in the beautiful scottish countryside. It is very extravagant looking, is pleasing to the eye & gives a sense of peace & tranquillity....More

1  Thank hkghatorae
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a must to visit, very peaceful and tranquil, great place to chill and reflect and to get away from your worries and troubles, amazing things to see, there is a tea room, gift shop, gardens and beautiful temple, great place to spend...More

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have always said we were going to have a trip through to see Samye ling as we’ve heard how beautiful the temple is. We finally managed to do it yesterday and what a beautiful day it was, the place is so...More

Thank Darrochl
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Both me and my wife went a drive to samye ling when we got there it was like a different world the atmosphere as chilled and relaxing if you are wanting a totally chilled day I recommend a visit the is so much to learn...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Samye Ling is an incrediblely special place. We stayed in the retreat twin room with en suite. When we arrived we were greeted by a monk who showed us where our room was. The room was spotlessly clean - the whole complex was cleaner than...More

1  Thank lovefood2018
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

As a family with a 5 year old and a teenager, we were all impressed. It is a well kept, beautiful area and suitable for everyone. The shop is filled with hand crafted items at amazing prices and the items make perfect presents or just...More

1  Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 1 April 2018

My partner has friends that live locally and they took us down to walk around the site. We visited the temple. The place is stunning and you certainly would not expect to find such a place in a place like this. But they are a...More

1  Thank AnthonyHayllar
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Ann-marie S
10 November 2015|
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Response from Caroline C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea but I really can't imagine it would be expensive.
23 June 2015|
Response from NorthWest_137 |
Sorry to be nosey, but did your son end up going?
Rhian D
22 May 2015|
Response from Margot W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, towels were supplied, 2 of them but no sure if the dorms have them. they were small though! hope that helps.