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“Rugby Town”

Rugby School & Museum
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Rugby
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This guided walking tour around Rugby School includes the School Museum, The Close, Chapel and other points of historical interest. Our museum houses many fascinating artifacts, including the first written rules of Rugby Football and examples of early balls and caps. See 'The Close' where the game began, The Old Quad where Tom Brown played, and walk in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll. There are many examples of William Butterfield's stunning architecture. Drop in tours run most Saturdays at 2pm. Groups at other times by arrangement.
Reviewed 19 July 2013

This is a pretty town- and also odd- as some part of it which are less attractive-bridge other pretty parts, The one way sytem to try and find the Post Office is a mission- but the town is worth a visit- if only to see the famous Rugby School, which is ivy clad and steeped in history. Thomas Arnold- the man who began the thought of the Olympic Games was Headmaster here. And there is ONE coffee shop you have to visit SUMMERSAULT!!! It is on the mall, and offers fresh baking and sincere coffee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! The Rugby Hotel is unpretentious - and if you wish to stay, it is advisable to book in advance. Rugby is worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Very interesting to hear about the history and visit the buildings. It is amazing to see some of the classes that remained the same for such a long time.

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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Small but full of information regarding the history of Rugby Union/League. Rugby is a historic town and well worth a visit although parts of the shopping area are showing signs of Britains economic downturn

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