Rugby has all you’ll need with plenty of shopping and interesting museums, and is the birthplace of the worldwide sport of rugby. There’s a great choice if you’re eating out, with a wide range of restaurants from Mexican to French, and for a lively evening out, you’ll find a good selection of bars and pubs.
If you’re shopping here, you’ll find a large range of shops catering for all your needs, along with regular markets and includes the Clock Towers Shopping Centre with many stores as well as eateries. For business in the town, there are a number of conference venues which include those at Rugby College and the Brownsover Hall Hotel, and the nearest major airport is Birmginham Airport.
Rugby Car Hire
Wherever you are in Rugby, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Rugby car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
During your time in Rugby you could visit these places:
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Here you can see a range of exhibits relating to the history of Rugby, including displays about the engineering and industrial history, and you can also see domestic items and toys. There’s also a gallery relating to Tripontium, an ancient Roman town that was situated close to where Rugby now is, and you can see various finds from the ancient site.
Rugby School and Museum
You can have a tour around this famous and School where the guides will tell you all about its interesting history. You can also see the Museum which has collections dating from the 1700’s and learn of well known former pupils such as Lewis Carroll. You can see items relating the sport of rugby which originated at this School and also visit the ground where it was originally started by William Webb Ellis back in the early 19th century.
A short distance from the town, this is a lovely area where you can come and enjoy the open space and nature around the Reservoir. The area is great for walking or cycling, or you can take part in other activities such as watersports including windsurfing and sailing. There’s plenty of wildlife to enjoy and you can watch the birds from the bird hide.
Midland Air Museum
Not far from Rugby, this is a fascinating Museum to visit where you can see a range of historic aircraft including an Avro Vulcan bomber and a Hawker Hunter, along with a number of aero engines. There’s also a collection of exhibits relating to the inventor of the jet engine, Sir Frank Whittle, and the history of the jet engine.
Webb Ellis Rugby Museum
At this Museum, named after William Webb Ellis who started the game of rugby in 1823, you can see a range of exhibits relating to the sport. The Museum is situated in the former workshop of James Gilbert who made the original rugby balls, and similar rugby balls continue to be hand made there today.
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