A weekend itinerary in Rugby

A weekend in Rugby

Whether you are on a visit to Rugby as 'the birthplace of the game' or you just want a relaxing break in this wonderful Midland's market town, there's so much to do and see. Here are some top tips for an entertaining, inspiring and engaging weekend in the town.


Morning: After breakfast in your local accommodation visit Rugby market and then on to the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum to view current exhibitions. In the same building, move on to the World Rugby Hall of Fame to experience rugby's greats and the moments that defined the sport at this state-of-the-art attraction.

Afternoon: After lunch in any of Rugby's numerous cafes and restaurants take a tour of Rugby School (Saturday only, must be pre-booked) or go on a free cultural walking tour with a Rugby Town Guide. Walking tours can be booked via our Visitor Centre or you can sign up on the day. 

If you are planning a group visit and would like to combine a visit to the World Rugby Hall of Fame with Rugby School and the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum contact the Rugby visitor centre in advance for a discounted group rate with one of our group packages.

Evening: Enjoy dinner in Rugby and then head to the Rugby Theatre or the BENN Hall - take a look at what is on in the town during your visit via our events pages.  


Morning: After breakfast you might want to take a stroll round beautiful Caldecott Park or visit some Rugby shops.  Choose from Rugby Central shopping centre and the wonderful independent retailers along Regent Street, Bank Street, Henry Street and Albert Street.

Afternoon:  Alongside lunch you might want to attempt some of Rugby's Real Ale Trail or, if you are looking for some more rugby inspiration, why not take a walk round the town's Pathway of Fame - a fascinating walking tour focusing on some of the greats involved in the sport through the ages.