house and grounds
Allanton Peace Sanctuary was established in 1998, as the European Sanctuary of May Peace Prevail On Earth International.
The house is set in 20 acres of beautiful grounds, including a very productive walled garden. Allanton Peace Sanctuary retains the character of a grand house with large, light and airy rooms. The expansive windows have beautiful views across the grounds. The styles of the rooms incorporated the beauty of old and new alike.
Everyone is welcomed from the local and international community, who are in empathy with the universal message May Peace Prevail On Earth.
Please see the Bookings page for more information.
garden and grounds
Our World Peace Sanctuary is nestled within 18 beautiful acres of garden, parkland and woodland. There are plenty of opportunities for lovely, relaxing, and meditative walks.
The grounds are home to the biodiversity of Dumfries and Galloway, including red squirrels, buzzards, frogs and newts, butterflies and moths, diverse fungi, and so on. We have both mature and young native woodland. The younger trees, planted in 2000, made a wildlife corridor to increase and support the biodiversity. Our Wildlife Woodland Walk path was opened in 2015.
At the heart of our grounds is our Peace Pole Henge, which consists of a double circle of 204 Peace Poles, with one for every recognised country of the world. Here, in Dumfries and Galloway, there are many ancient stones and henges. Our Peace Pole Henge connects with this ancient spiritual energy of the land to create a focus for world peace.
We are in the process of creating 7 spaces for reflection, positive thought and gratitude. These spaces will include our Peace Pole Henge, Labyrinth and Pyramid.
We use our grounds in all our activities and events, including our annual International World Peace Festival. The Flag Ceremony is an important part of our activities, and is available to all visiting groups.
There are Forest School sessions (Fridays, term time), where young people are encouraged to appreciate nature, their connection with the natural world and learn to love the outdoors.
In our garden, we grow organic salad, vegetables and fruit, which provide delicious food for our guests and volunteers.