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Bridge, Shakespeare and the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway

15th - 20th July 2020

6 days from £599pp

Explore Shakespeare country and enjoy a nostalgic steam train ride on the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway on this Bridge Holiday based in the comfortable surroundings of the Ettington Chase Hotel.
  • Bridge directed by Andrew Kambites and hosted by Rob & Rosa Richardson
  • 5 nights at the 4* Ettington Chase Hotel, half board 
  • Steam train journey on the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway
  • Explore Broadway with free time
  • Enjoy a tour of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Hotel set in 11 acres of idyllic grounds in stunning Warwickshire countryside

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.

Shakespeare and the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway

Join us on our third Bridge and Rail Holiday - this time we add a touch of Shakespeare! We stay at Ettington Chase Hotel which is just 6 miles from historic Stratford upon Avon and set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens, where you can take scenic garden walks or relax and enjoy the scenery.

Included to enhance your holiday:

The Ettington Chase Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the birthplace of Shakespeare. We have included two excursions for you to experience this beautiful part of England:

  • An included guided tour takes us to two key properties in Shakespeare’s history – Anne Hathaway’s pretty home and the small cottage tucked away amongst the High Street in Stratford where Shakespeare was born
  • Our second included excursion is aboard the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway, a heritage railway run by volunteers. We step aboard the steam train in Broadway and enjoy a nostalgic journey to Cheltenham before returning to Broadway where there’s time at leisure to explore this quaint village

Your Accommodation

Ettington Chase, Stratford-upon-Avon

Ettington Chase is set in 11 acres of idyllic grounds in stunning Warwickshire countryside, and close to the world-renowned leisure destination of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
The restaurant offers tasty meals with local produce. Buffet breakfast features a range of hot and cold breakfast items, including all of the full English favourites. Lighter meals can be purchased at lunchtime from the bar menu including deli sandwiches, salads, pizza and gourmet burgers. Guests have complimentary access to the Leisure Club with free use of indoor pool, Jacuzzi, gymnasium, sauna and outdoor tennis court.
Room Facilities & Amenities
All rooms are equipped with the following:
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bathroom with fairly low bathtub with shower attachment, rubber mat, grab rails and toiletries
  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Iron and board
  • Complimentary electronic safe deposit box
Superior rooms are slightly larger and generally have the best views with superior furnishings. These rooms do not have lift access and have 22 steps.
Deluxe rooms are also available in the Old House attached to the reception area. These spacious rooms offer lovely views, bath robes and slippers, and are reached by a narrow stairway on the second and third floor.
Standard rooms are all on the ground floor or accessed by lift.
Please Note: as with any venue that combines conference facilities, accommodation and dining there will be a short walk between these