Rugby is the second-largest town in Warwickshire and it is home to the prestigious school where the game of rugby was first played and it is most well-known as the birthplace of rugby.
Most people visiting Rugby, come here because of the town’s connection to the sport and, fittingly, the town’s top attractions include Rugby School where the game was invented as well as Rugby’s two museums dedicated to the sport: the World Rugby Hall of Fame and the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum.
Although best known for introducing rugby to the world, the town has also played a major role in the development of the jet engine as well as the birth of the modern Olympic games.
It is a busy market town with a town centre comprised primarily of buildings from the Victorian era and the early 20th century. The town’s market takes place each Monday, Friday and Saturday.
Rugby has excellent transport connections to other destinations in Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northampton as well as excellent rail connections to Birmingham, Coventry, Milton Keynes and London.
Most local bus routes stop on North Street, just north of the clock tower, and these include local town services as well as regular services to nearby towns and cities including Coventry, Leicester and Leamington Spa. Useful bus routes include route 86 to Coventry, route 63 to Leamington Spa, routes D1 and D2 to Daventry and Northampton and the X84 to Leicester.
Rugby also lies on the West Coast Main Line, a major railway line running from London up the western side of Great Britain with connections to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. From here, it is only a 10-minute journey to Coventry, around 40 minutes to Birmingham, 20 minutes to Milton Keynes and around an hour to London.