The Garsdale Retreat

The Garsdale Retreat is a creative writing centre in the remote and beautiful setting of The Yorkshire Dales.

It provides inspirational courses tutored by professional writers, enabling participants to develop their individual creativity in a place of peace and tranquillity, away from the distractions and stresses of everyday life.

They welcome all levels of ability, offering a high level of individual tuition in small classes (average size: eight).  All meals are provided, enabling course participants to focus entirely on their writing, whilst enjoying excellent locally sourced food in simple and comfortable surroundings. Both residential and non-residential places available.

All writers at The Garsdale Retreat will relish the opportunity to work free of the stresses and distractions of everyday life and can take advantage of a cooking-free week. Meals are fully catered, with delicious, locally sourced food and participants are accommodated in our Edwardian house and converted coach-house which also provides an excellent workshop space.

The Garsdale Retreat is easily accessible by road (A1/M6) and rail.  Once there, you can relax and walk straight out of the house into the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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