Fill your spring with fantastic memories by joining us in Yorkshire for a wonderful stay at the Rendezvous Hotel. Overlooking the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and nearby the lovely market town of Skipton, this is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy a visit to stunning RHS Garden Harlow Carr and take in the beautiful floral scenery, hop aboard two railways for nostalgic journeys and spectacular views, and discover the charming village of Haworth. Whilst here, you’ll take part in a varied programme of bridge sessions.
Your Bridge Programme
Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break, and, in addition to playing bridge, we try to include interesting bridge seminars, hosted by your EBU-qualified director.
Your duplicate bridge will be available every evening between 7:45pm and 11:15pm. We endeavour to vary these evening sessions, balancing between teams and pairs and featuring at least one Swiss event during a two-week break.
Bridge will also be offered some afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:45pm. These sessions are normally given over to open pairs/teams.
Masterpoints are awarded on evening bridge sessions, and on day sessions with over 5 tables.
During your bridge holiday, nothing is obligatory, 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, giving the opportunity for you to explore the surrounding area.
Make your own way to the hotel.
Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner followed by evening bridge.
This morning, we enjoy a journey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway before heading to RHS Garden Harlow Carr.
A stunning counterpoint to the rugged Yorkshire landscape, RHS Garden Harlow Carr is the perfect place for a day out that combines garden inspiration with outdoor exploration. Spanning 58 acres, this beautiful garden has great history, real character, and lots to discover. Wander around the Queen Mother’s Lake, a haven for visitors and wildlife alike, with its soft plantings, wildflower meadow and majestic trees. Then, meander along the lush banks of Streamside through the heart of RHS Harlow Carr and venture into the historic Bath House. Don’t miss the Alpine House, which is home to more than 2,000 plants, the tranquil Sandstone Rock Garden, or the vibrant Sub Tropicana Garden with its exotic climes.
This morning, step aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for a fantastic return trip from Oxenhope. This 5-mile branch line, originally serving mills and Worth Valley's villages, is now a heritage line that has been resorted to its former glory. Our journey then takes us to the charming, cobbled streets of Haworth, once home to the renowned Brontë sisters. Here, you can meander down the historic Main Street, browse the shops, or head to one of the village's many tea rooms of cafés.
We then head back to the hotel for afternoon bridge. Later, we will enjoy dinner followed by evening bridge.
After a leisurely breakfast, it is time to return home.
Single Room Supplement from £125.00 (5 days).
You will stay for four nights at the Rendezvous Hotel on a half-board basis.
The 3-star family-run Rendezvous Hotel is conveniently located close to the town of Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Overlooking the canal, the hotel offers stunning views, as well as fantastic facilities including a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Complimentary car parking is available on site, and Skipton railway station is just less than two miles from the hotel.
Single Room Supplement from £125.00