About Myres Castle
Myres Castle really is a hidden wonder. Once you have driven through the gates you feel as though you have entered another world. The castle is old and full of nooks and crannies, spiral staircases and towers. However, even though it is nearly 500 years old, the castle feels warm and welcoming. The rooms are beautiful, full of history and antiques - your retreat weekend will feel like a relaxed house party and you will be welcomed warmly.
The daily programme
Jess Horn will lead two yoga classes each day. Mornings will begin with a quiet meditation and gentle pranayama followed by an energising yoga asana practise. In the evenings there will be a relaxing and restorative yoga class to ease you into your evening.
Each day after morning yoga and breakfast there will be the opportunity to explore the local area and go for walks in the stunning countryside. Massages will also be available.
Arrival time on the Thursday is from 4pm. The first yoga session will be at 6pm. The weekend will finish mid-morning on the Sunday after yoga and brunch.
Things to do
The gardens at Myres have evolved over the years but it was James Fairlie who laid out the spectacular Vatican Garden in the 1880’s. He had been the Chamberlain to three Popes at the end of the 19th Century in Rome and wanted to bring back a part of the Vatican to Fife.
There are a number of walks and avenues, enticing you down them to see where they lead. There are formal rose beds - smelling divine, herbaceous borders, a spectacular Peony bed and beautiful climbing roses on many of the walls. The Vatican garden is flanked with Yew ‘stalls’ filled with a mix of wonderful shrubs. There is a maze and a productive kitchen garden beyond the huge hedge and Beech trees, which were planted in 1745. The oldest tree on the property is the Spanish Chestnut on the front lawn, which Mary Queen of Scots supposedly planted on one of her many visits to Myres.
Accommodation at the castle
Myres is ancient yet luxurious. In the castle there are ten luxury en-suite bedrooms, all individually furnished with beautiful antiques and quirky bathrooms, a mix of twin and double rooms. The super comfortable beds have crisp white sheets and feather pillows. The bathrooms have lashing of hot water from a bio-mass boiler, luxury toiletries and stunning views from the loos!
There is a beautiful drawing room, library, dining room and billiards room for you to enjoy. Myres has a Victorian kitchen where we will be preparing all your fresh, healthy and delicious meals. For those with extra energy enjoy a game of tennis on the tennis court or a fun game of croquet on the lawn.
We enjoyed every single second of the weekend and wish we could do it all again!Natalie and Davey
Thank you Jessica Horn for the most wonderful yoga retreat. Feeling so calm and happy (and excited about the beginning of a new journey). I had literally no yoga & meditation experience before yet this didn't matter at all, the retreat is for all levels of yogis. Jess is a truly fantastic teacher. Thank you.Helen
Jess is an amazing teacher as we were a mixed group and she was able to accommodate all levels, going deeper in poses if she sensed people were able. She guides you through the poses with a reminder of breathing which I personally loves as it connects the mind and body energy. I came away feeling that mind and body were awoken, feelingly lighter and refreshed.Karen
The retreat was AMAZING…the location was great and Jess an inspirational teacher. I loved the way she structured the retreat to focus on the 7 chakras, 1 each day, telling us more about them and the yoga practice was developed around each of the chakras. This took the yoga to a more spiritual level.Elaine
We had an amazing time with a truly amazing teacher...one of a kind she is....brilliant on so many levels.Emma
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Spring yoga retreat in a stunning Scottish castle, UK, 26 - 29 March 2020
Shared twin or double room £690
Single occupancy room £760
Prices are per person
All meals, accommodation and yoga.
All rooms are en-suite and include luxury toiletries.
Situated on the edge of the Howe of Fife, the castle is 45 minutes North of Edinburgh.
A blissful way to travel and an iconic rail journey is by train from Kings Cross up the east side of the country and over the Forth Rail Bridge along the waterfront in Fife to Ladybank Station (4 miles from the castle). From here we can arrange pick-ups.
Kings Cross to Ladybank with one change at Waverley Edinburgh is very easy. Edinburgh Waverley to Ladybank is 50 minutes by train.
Flying is also an option. Edinburgh Airport is closest and a taxi from the airport to the Castle is between £70 and £100 if pre-booked. This cost is between up to 4 people sharing.
From Edinburgh airport you can take a tram to Edinburgh Gateway train station and then a train direct to Ladybank.
If driving the postcode for Satnav is KY14 7EW