News from the bridge room at the Chateau Bela, Slovakia

Host report by Jane and James Tullett

This is the debut First for Bridge holiday at Chateau Bela close to the Slovakia / Hungary border and what a stunning location. The chateau was built in 1138 and this beautiful building ,furnished with baroque furniture, is set in 28 hectares of grounds, which include a  formal rose garden (as viewed from the bridge room), woodland and trout ponds.


Host report by Pauline Durie and Jacky Baker Menorca is a fabulous island and S’Algar resort is in a wonderful location that offers everything needed for a bridge holiday. A ...

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Bran Castle at night in Romania

Europe’s Most Haunted

The nights are getting darker, the weather is getting colder and there is an eerie feeling in the air… That’s right, as the winter nights draw ever closer our attention


Host report by David & Gill Gold The first ever ‘Bridge & Rail’ holiday for First for Bridge proved to be a an exciting, interesting and extremely varied five days ...

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News from the bridge room – the glorious Italian & Swiss lakes

Host Report by Barry & Maggie Watts We were based in Varese, which first grew up in this part of North Western Lombardy because it commanded a strategic position at ...

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Queen Miracle River Cruise

For many years the Fan Club, along with Arena ran very successful trips to Holland for the Dutch Conventions. It was decided to hold a special event where we could ...

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Coming Soon to Stitchtopia…

Our Stitchtopia collection is always expanding – each year we offer new destinations and experiences designed with crafters in mind. 2020 is looking to be our best year yet with

News from the Bridge Room at the Chateau des Comtes de Challes

Host Report by Pauline Durie What a pleasure to return to this beautiful chateau situated on the edge of the Rhone Alps, with its breathtaking views of craggy mountains and ...

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Trinichellu, Corsica, France

Trinnichellu – The Little Trains of Corsica

Are you wanting to experience something a little different on your next rail holiday? Well, if you’re looking for adventure and something a little out of the ordinary – we’re ...

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Queen 80s Tracks

No Synthesizers? Underrated 80s Songs by Queen

Last year we put together a list of our favourite underrated 70s tracks by Queen, and it has since received so much love on social media that we decided it ...

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