Pictures of Rugby
This town is the home of Rugby public school, the place where William Webb Ellis carried the ball instead of kicking it, and thus, in 1823 the game of Rugby football was born, it is a game that has been played with relish ever since, most recently bringing glory to the English Rugby football side. A plaque on a wall beside Rugby school celebrates the exploits of William Webb Ellis.
Rugby is a pleasant town, it has narrow streets, open squares and a market. The town centre offers a mixture of modern and historic with the newer buildings of the library and town hall sitting comfortably amongst streets with modern shop fronts beneath upper storey's revealing buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Of interest is Elborow's Almshouses, Rugby School Close, the town's churches, the Rupert Brooke statue and the clock tower in the market place. There are fine Victorian houses in tree lined Regent Place, pleasant parks and some nice inns.
The town is ringed by lovely old villages, and is crossed by a meandering canal once used for the shipment of coal and other commodities, but now mainly used for pleasure boating. This offers visitors walks along pleasing tow paths, where it is pleasant to view gaily painted river traffic and enjoy canal wildlife.
The town is well worth seeing, it is ideal for a weekend or for a longer stay to explore the many hidden treasures of Warwickshire.
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The Rugby Hotel
Rugby, Warwickshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
The Rugby Hotel is the ideal base to enjoy the many delights of Warwickshire. With its central location, the hotel is close to the main shopping area and DIRFT Crick....
More info and book online.. Price from £45.00
Rugby, Warwickshire, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
The Carlton offers bright, airy rooms with free Wi-Fi, 0.5 miles from the centre of Rugby. There is a stylish, modern bar and the restaurant uses fresh, quality produce. Free private parking is availa...
More info and book online.. Price from £42.00
Grosvenor Hotel Rugby
Rugby, Warwickshire, England (0.5 miles, 0.9 km)
With 22-inch flat-screen TVs and DVD players, The Grosvenor is just 800 metres from Rugby’s centre and rail station. It offers fresh, seasonal food, free Wi-Fi, and live Sky Sports in the bar....
More info and book online.. Price from £62.00
Premier Inn Rugby North (Newbold)
Rugby, Warwickshire, England (1.5 miles, 2.5 km, direction N)
On the outskirts of the historic market town of Rugby, less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from the very heart of the town centre, the hotel offers great value, with free parking and spacious, modern en suite ...
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Rugby, Warwickshire, England (1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction N)
Just 5 minutes' drive from junction 1 of the M6, Brownsover Hall Hotel is a fabulous Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion nestling in 7 acres of woodland and gardens....
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|Rugby Station||(0.9 miles, 1.5 km)|
|M6 Junction 1||(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction N)|
|M45 Junction 1||(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction SW)|
|Long Buckby Station||(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction SE)|
|Birmingham International Airport||(20.8 miles, 33.4 km, direction W)|
|East Midlands Airport||(31.9 miles, 51.3 km, direction N)|
|Rugby to London||(76.9 miles, 123.8 km, direction SE)||