Rugby In Warwickshire
Rugby in Warwickshire main claim to fame is that it is known as the birthplace of the game Rugby. As you can imagine this game is huge in this market town located on the River Avon just 13 miles East of Coventry. The town itself is mostly clean and well kept with both well maintained streets and walking and bike paths.
Getting to Rugby is not at all difficult as you the M6 motorway runs close to the town and there is rail service that runs within a mile of the town center. For those who are traveling a long distance, you can fly into coventry and take a coach on into Rugby.
Things To Do
If you are a football fan then Rugby is certainly worth a visit. You can spend time learning all about the game at the Rugby school museum or visit the Rugby art Gallery which offers a nice collection of Roman artifacts. You might even be catch a game or two of rugby live while visiting the school. Rugby also sports a number of shops and lovely parks where you can spend time. It even has a theatre for those looking for some evening entertainment.
Nearby you can visit Dunchurch which is historic village and a popular place for visitors and the Coombe country park.
Other than a bit of shopping or theatre night life in Rugby is pretty much limited to pub crawling, which is extremely easy as most of the town pubs are located near the town center and you can walk from pub to the next pretty easily as long as you are still in condition to walk. Here are a few pubs you might want to try.
Arnold Arms- Cold ale, kid's are welcome and the food is good. Simple and relaxing atmosphere.
Holly Bush Inn- The Holly Bush Inn offers a wide variety of entertainment Thursday is quiz night, They have live music on alternate Saturdays, karoke on fridays, a pool table, quizz machines, and darts, as well as good food with a Sunday roast. And kids are welcome as well.
Boat Inn- The boat inn offers a limited ale selection, but they have an extremely good vegetarian menu and friendly staff that makes everyone feel welcome.
While not the most exciting of town in Warwickshire, Rugby is worth spending a day or two to do a bit shopping, learn a bit about the history of Rugby and visit some of the pubs to try some traditional English fare.