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The Calf viewed from The Cow, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

Ilkley in the county of West Yorkshire

Marple Marina, Junction of the Macclesfield and Peak Forrest Canals, Marple, Greater Manchester.

Marple in the county of Greater Manchester

Pictures of Rugby

in the county of Warwickshire

About 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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A picture of Stanford on Avon

Stanford on Avon (9 Pictures) in the county of Northamptonshire

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction NE of Rugby)

Picturesque village straddling the banks of the River Avon...


Guilsborough (4 Pictures) in the county of Northamptonshire

(10.8 miles, 17.3 km, direction E of Rugby)

Hidden amongst leafy lanes and glorious poppy fields of the undulating Northamptonshire countryside, lies the peaceful village of Guilsborough...


Coventry (151 Pictures) in the county of West Midlands

(11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction W of Rugby)

Coventry has been at the heart of industry for many decades and has a great industrial past...

Rainbow over Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa (37 Pictures) in the county of Warwickshire

(12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction SW of Rugby)

This town has a history stretching back to the Doomsday Book, but it was Queen Victoria who put the "Royal" into Leamington Spa when she bestowed the title in 1838...

Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire.

Kenilworth (70 Pictures) in the county of Warwickshire

(13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction W of Rugby)

Kenilworth is a pleasant town located in the spacious Warwickshire countryside, it is a town with an 'air of gentility' that tells you that this is a prosperous place with a long, illustrious history...

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Draycote Water from Toft Hill

Draycote Water (66 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction SW)

Draycote Water, Warwickshire's largest reservoir was created in the 1960's. Not only does it provide drinking water for Rugby,.....

Stanford Hall near Lutterworth, Leicestershire

Stanford Hall (6 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction NE)


Caludon Castle Remains

Caludon Castle (1 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction W)


Coton Manor Wildlife Garden

Coton Manor Wildlife Garden (22 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.2 km, direction E)

"This is a beautifully maintained garden of exceptional charm...there is something for everyone here. This garden could not fail.....

Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum (20 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction W)


Coventry Cathedral Alter tapestry of Christ in Glory

Coventry Cathedral (37 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction W)

The stunning modern cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence replaces Coventry's cathedral of the 14th and 15th-centuries. The.....

Althorp House near Northampton, Northamptonshire

Althorp (6 Pictures)

(12.8 miles, 20.6 km, direction SE)

Althorp (said Althrup) has been in the Spencer family since 1508. It has undergone many major changes over the generations and.....

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