The grounds and main temple are now open for day visitors from 09.00 - 17.00, no charge for visiting. Please do not smoke or vape in the grounds. No dogs allowed in the grounds.
For the time being the Tea Rooms and shop remain closed.
The booking system is now open for overnight guests with limited availability. You may know that we have used the lockdown to renovate some of our guest accommodation and this is not yet completed so we have some work still to do before we can offer the range of rooms that were available before.
We plan to reintroduce courses slowly as and when it becomes clear that there is no risk to guests or to our residents, check the Courses tab for information on courses.
We request that both guests and day visitors still take every precaution against possible Covid infection, especially to wear a face mask whenever possible, and we will do our best to offer face masks and hand sanitiser, insofar as we are able.
We look forward to welcoming you to Samye Ling and hope you will be happy to accept these safety precautions.
With very best wishes from
The Samye Ling Management Team
Samye Ling is situated in Eskdalemuir in South West Scotland, 15 miles from Lockerbie. We are 2 hours drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and there is a rail link to Lockerbie from all major British towns and cities. Once you arrive in Lockerbie there is a bus and taxi service to Eskdalemuir. For more information see Getting Here.
Day visitors are welcome to visit Samye Ling, no charge, all year round. You can visit the temple, which is open daily from 6am until 9pm, and you are free to stroll around our peace garden and grounds at any time of the day. You can also relax in the Tibetan Tea Rooms, which offers a wide variety of drinks, snacks and small meals, and you can visit our recently extended Shop, both of which are open daily.
Groups wishing to visit Samye Ling for educational reasons, such as schools, universities or other groups, must reserve a guided tour. We regret that groups may not bring their own guide and must make a booking.
Please see Guided Tours.
For overnight guests the accommodation includes single rooms, twin rooms, dormitories or camping spaces. Please book online at least 24hrs in advance. On arrival, please check in at reception after 1.30pm to receive your room keys and guest information. For arrivals after Reception has closed information will be posted on the Reception door. Check out time is 11am on the day of departure. For more information see Guest Information.
We regret we are unable to accommodate children under 16 or pets overnight. Please click here for independent local self-catering and B&B accommodation.
To facilitate the smooth running of Samye Ling's administration, course participants who stay outside Samye Ling who wish to eat meals in the dining room, pay a flat rate of £10 per day for meals. To book meals whilst attending a course and not staying in Samye Ling accommodation, please use the online booking system and select the room type 'No Accommodation'.
For All Visitors
Please note that smoking (including electronic cigarettes), alcohol and unprescribed drugs are not allowed on the premises. We also request that, in order to protect the many small wild animals here, you do not bring pets when visiting.