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Bridge, Heritage Railway and Scenic Peaks

1 May 2022

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  • Heritage rail journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
  • Visit to Wirksworth and Matlock Bath
  • Visit charming Bakewell and Chatsworth House
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Services of our qualified EBU director and friendly host
  • Stay at the elegantly decorated Makeney Hall Hotel

Club Standard Bridge

This holiday is a club standard bridge holiday licensed by the EBU (English Bridge Union) with Masterpoints awarded and duplimated boards used. We have recently introduced electronic scoring to our holidays and hand records are also provided. Our qualified & experienced directors construct a programme of interesting seminars and varied bridge sessions to offer variety during each holiday.

Bridge, Heritage Railway & Scenic Peaks

Join us on this unique bridge and heritage rail holiday.

We stay at the elegantly decorated Makeney Hall Hotel which is set in 6 acres of landscaped gardens. Originally built as a Victorian country mansion, it maintains many charming original period features.

Our rail journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway takes us on a unique day combining visits to picturesque Wirksworth and Matlock Bath, set in the beautiful gorge of the River Derwent.

Our second excursion takes us on a journey through the Peak District to pretty Bakewell with free time to explore before our visit to historic Chatsworth House, home of one of Europe’s most significant art collections and fascinating stories of 16 generations of the Cavendish family.


This is a relaxed bridge holiday where you can enjoy the interesting excursions and afternoons and evenings of bridge.

Your duplicate Bridge will be available every evening between 7.45pm and 11.15pm and we endeavour to vary these evening sessions, by balancing between teams and pairs. Bridge will also be offered some afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.45pm. These sessions are normally given over to open pairs/teams.

During your Bridge holiday nothing is compulsory, and you can play in as many, or as few, Bridge sessions as you wish. We don’t forget you are on holiday and our Bridge programmes also allow time to relax and the opportunity for you to explore the surrounding area.

Your Accommodation

Makeney Hall Hotel


Set In six acres of landscaped gardens, this Victorian three-star hotel has striking countryside views and a conservatory restaurant. Makeney Hall Hotel is just 15 minutes' drive from the city of Derby, and close to the village of Belper.

Makeney Hall Hotel has 45 bedrooms, all elegantly decorated to a high standard.

Originally built as a Victorian country mansion, many charming original period features remain intact. The impressive conservatory restaurant is situated in the picturesque rear gardens.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Bar, restaurant, conservatory, and gardens.

We play bridge in the spacious Milford Suite.

Room Facilities & Amenities

The 45 homely and comfortable rooms are surrounded by a courtyard and gardens. The rooms feature:


  • Complimentary WIFI access
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and board
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Full bathroom with toiletries