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Reasons to visit Rugby this English Tourism Week

There are many reasons to visit Rugby this English Tourism Week. Here we take a look at some of the highlights: 

1. The Rugby Weekend Pass

The Rugby Weekend Pass


Rugby gives name to a global sport and many tourists flock to the town to find out more about how the game began. But it's not just about the game. Rugby is a vibrant Midlands market town with so much to offer visitors. The four-day Rugby Weekend Pass gives visitors a pass opportunity to visit our world-famous rugby attractions and absorb themselves in some of what the town has to offer in terms of heritage, food and drink and great hospitality.

2. The World Rugby Hall of Fame 

World Rugby Hall of Fame


Opened in 2016 by World Rugby, the exhibition is a celebration of those that have inspired and developed the game from its humble origins at Rugby School to the global sport it is today. It is here that international players come each year to be inducted into its hallowed walls, and it is a must-visit for rugby fans. Open daily: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 10am - 4pm.

3. Walking Tours with a Rugby Town Guide

Rugby Town Guides


The Rugby town’s much-loved Town Guides begin their 2019 weekly tour schedule from Rugby Visitor Centre on Saturday 6th April. During your tour of the town you’ll find out more about Rugby’s association with the game, the world of engineering, literature and so much more. Tours leave every Saturday at 11am from Rugby Visitor Centre.

4. The Peter Rabbit exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Peter Rabbit Rugby Art Gallery


The exhibition tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit, whose popularity transcends generations and includes original, rarely exhibited artworks and manuscripts.  It also reveals a fresh insight into the innovative way Beatrix Potter developed Peter Rabbit as a character and loveable brand. The exhibition runs until 28th April 2019.

5. The William Webb Ellis Statue and Rugby School

Rugby School Interior


A must-see for die-hard rugby fans and a firm favourite Instagram image, William Webb Ellis strides resolutely with the ball outside the School where he created the game. You can also take a tour of the School on Saturday’s on its own or as part of a Rugby Weekend Pass.

For further information on Rugby and its tourism offer visit To speak to Rugby Visitor Centre call (01788) 533217.