Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre
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Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre

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Free parking

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Eskdalemuir, Langholm DG13 0QL Scotland
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Car recommended
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Lorna Waters wrote a review Jun 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled from Ettrick Valley to Lockerbie on our way home to see this beautiful place.
Unfair comments i feel in reviews.
I loved it, we had our dog with us so my husband sat in the car as i have a love of churches and temples and desperately wanted to visit the gardens.
I wasnt disppointed except in the fact i couldn't stay longer.
I felt so tranquil and at peace in such a beautiful place.
Worth the visit x
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon C wrote a review Aug 2019
Bamburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Breathtaking architecture, I was speechless while visiting here, such a tranquil environment felt at total ease!!! The temple was an overwhelming experience giving the opportunity to be with such beautiful people while they pray or meditate felt very privileged!!! Lots of places to be on your own to think. You can also visit the room where the you can learn more about the history of the monastery and the buddist culture
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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holland21 wrote a review Apr 2018
Stirling, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It has been many years that I have wanted to visit Samye Ling and as we were staying in Peebles we decided to cross country to visit and then head over to the M74 and head home that way. There are no major roads from Peebles to Eskdalemuir so if you do happen to be heading over be prepared and make sure you have enough petrol!
I really enjoyed my visit, the weather wasn’t the best and we had showers most of the time we were there but not important. The car park is a walk from entering the path to the centre but I believe that those with mobility issues can drive into the centre.
There was so much to see and learn about, I would really suggest a few hours at least to spend here if you are on a day visit. The sculptures are beautiful and there is a feeling of peacefulness throughout the monastery and beyond. The Tibetan Temple is very ornate and again very peaceful. We were there midweek after the clocks had changed and it was very quiet with very few people around and I’m embarrassed to say that I when I passed a monk in his/her robes I didn’t know whether to say hello or not!
Having driven for what seemed like forever we decided to pay the Tea Room a visit and what a lovely bright place filled with fabulous vibrant colours, not only that but what an amazing list of teas, I’ve never seen so many different teas but we opted for latte and it was absolutely perfect!
I feel at one with wildlife and gardening and was in my absolute element when I stepped out of the tearoom only to see and hear hundreds of chaffinches around a couple of feeding stations, it was wonderful and as we walked around the kitchen garden, which is going to be terrific when the growing season starts. The preparation of the different areas of the kitchen garden really is great and all areas of the monastery are good for the soul.
As always I do tend to go on, but if you have been considering a visit to Samye Ling stop thinking about and go, you will not regret it. I look forward to going and spending some time on my own.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin H wrote a review Jul 2022
Goole, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is in a poor state of repair, the shops and cafe is all closed. So like us, if you travel quite a way to get there, then you'll be sorely disappointed. We were hardly made to feel welcome, go see the temple they said, that's all that is open, with the biggest donation box I've ever seen!!! If you follow the tourist sign for this supposed buddhist temple, then you regret it, it's pot hole alley, it's outrageous they tell tourists to follow that sign, better staying on the A7, follow that road, if you must to this place. Some parts of the garden are pretty, apart from that, we wish we never had made the effort to go and see this place. Having visited Buddhist temples in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and singapore, this is the worst poor relation we have ever seen !!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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FoodForThought91 wrote a review May 2024
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My cousin and I visited just for the day. When we arrived via the Liberation gate the place was deserted. Everything that side such as the stupa and Guru Rinpoche pond is so grubby. When we got closer to the temple we passed 3 or 4 individuals, not sure if they were guests who were staying but they had uncomfortable energy who seemed reluctant to interact when we said good morning. The lady walking toward the closed reception just glared when we smiled and said good morning. We didn’t feel comfortable asking any of these people if we could go inside the temple whos doors were closed so we left. A very strange and hostile environment which was a huge surprise given the nature of a place like this. Hugely disappointed and won’t be back.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maya Y wrote a review Sept 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend visiting and staying in this monastery for as long as you can. Thr food is good, you can walk along the banks of the river and walk and meditate around Tara, Guru Rinpoche, their stupa...send prayers to the sky with praying wheels..listen to Tara prayers in the morning and Chenrezig in the evening... All the monks are friendly and willing to answer your questions. You can make tea and borrow books from Johnstone house. I can't wait to go back there.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Weechip1 wrote a review May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Just went for a day trip, so didn't stay.
It is a tranquil place for sure,
Went to the cafe for a coffee. There was a gentleman in front of us, being served his coffee.
The guy behind the counter, told us they were closing for lunch so couldn't make a coffee or a tea for us, and it was 12 25. We didn't want to walk around after that, so just left.
Very unwelcoming, so won't be back!
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Date of stay: May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Glyn Jones wrote a review Aug 2019
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife & I traveled up to the Buddhist Tibetan retreat for a peaceful weekend. We both needed the rest and recuperation. Myself I am not a Buddhist but my wife is. The acceptance of us both was non judgemental and the Monks shared their knowledge freely with me without hindrance of my none belief. The meals were very good albeit fully vegetarian and breakfast served from 6:30 in the morning in time for their spiritual meetings. The twin room on suit was superb and very clean and comfortable. I was overawed by the beautiful temple and shrine room. Overall a very beautiful place with the chance to meet gentle people who care for our world and yours. Very thought provoking and memorable experience.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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ebrownbingo wrote a review Mar 2019
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was amazed firstly at the scenery on the journey up there and blown away by the whole ambience! So peaceful and very interesting. Gift shop with many many interesting books as well as gifts. Cafe supplied the most delicious coffee and snacks. With 24 hours notice you can have a delicious meal there. Well worth a visit!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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mariemc2009 wrote a review Feb 2019
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic sureen place to visit, was easy to access even with disability, I would defiantly go back to visit, and would also like to do one of the weekend programmes, there needs to be a full day outing to appreciate it.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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ianhtigh wrote a tip Jun 2023
Dundee, United Kingdom149 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take snacks with you. Count on a very light evening meal."
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Irene I wrote a tip Sept 2017
23 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"best in the new hotel type part no ensuite though maybe one."
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Lyn T wrote a tip Jun 2016
Dufftown, United Kingdom424 contributions155 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only one en suite room"
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Ezomi wrote a tip Dec 2015
Israel25 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"stay in Johnston hous"
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VeePee59 wrote a tip Jul 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom41 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a view of the gardens and stupa"
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Nearby attractions include Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and Centre for World Peace and Health (0.1 km) and Eskdalemuir 2k Training Range (2.5 km).
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