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Bring your group to Gowanbank!

Looking for a residential activity and conference centre in Scotland, with the flexibility to enjoy exciting activities or just to “be” together?

Here’s how to book Gowanbank. Have a think about what you want your group to get out of their residential and when you may want to come. Once you have an idea of when and what you would like the emphasis to be, we can help you make a booking and get a detailed plan in place for your event.

Happy to help!

We always aim to be:

  • Helpful
  • Flexible
  • Available

It’s your visit, and we’re there to help make sure you get the most from the centre and your time with us. We can do more or less of the planning, depending on what will help you.

We want you to have a great experience. Maybe you want to incorporate some outdoor activities, particularly if one of your aims is to get your group to know one another better. Perhaps it’s more about a retreat, a houseparty, time out or training, in which case we’ll melt in to the background, but always be on hand to help if required.

If you’re looking to bring a school group to Gowanbank, visit out our dedicated schools website for more information.

Want the place to yourselves?

If you are happy to pay the minimum occupancy for the centre, you will be the only group here. The place becomes yours, and you can use it exactly the way that suits your group. No negotiation with other groups over space, resources or activities. Programme times and the duration of activities can be flexible too.

So, if you are looking for a residential activity centre in Scotland, do please check us out. You can’t book your event online, because it makes sense to discuss exactly what will suit you before you make the booking. We’re quite friendly, so just call us, email or fill in the enquiry form on this page and we’ll be happy to chat it all through.

Prices for 2024

Self-catered – up to £78 per person per weekend.

Catered weekends – up to £132.50 per person per weekend.

Minimum occupancy – 34

Both prices include full use of the facilities. All prices include VAT.

Contact us to make a booking or to discuss variations to these prices or minimum occupancy.

NB: These prices are for non-school groups. For school bookings, please get in touch or visit our dedicated schools website, Classroom Outdoors.

Weekend Availability
  • 16th to 18th August 2024
  • 27th to 29th September 2024
  • 22nd to 24th November 2024
  • 29th November to 1st December 2024
  • 20th to 22nd December 2024
  • 10th to 12th January 2025
  • 21st to 23rd March 2025
  • 23rd to 25th May 2025
Midweek Availability

We do have plenty midweek availability for training events or conferences. Get in touch to discuss our midweek availability. Please note there is no minimum occupancy for midweek bookings.

For school residentials, please visit our Classroom Outdoors website.


Looking to bring a group of pupils on a school residential? Take a look at Classroom Outdoors.


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Want to come during the holidays?  Check out SU Holidays.


Highlight was "Comfortable, warm, spotless rooms. Welcoming staff and delightful food."

1st Darvel Brownies, October 2019