The best places to visit in Rugby this fall - The Rugby Observer

The best places to visit in Rugby this fall

Rugby Editorial 31st Aug, 2022   0

The historic town of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, is the birthplace of rugby – a sport played worldwide. It was created by three pupils from the prestigious Rugby Public School in 1845, though there are legends that the game was created when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball during a football match. Not only does the town have historical sporting significance, but it is also the second largest town in Warwickshire in size and population. If you’re looking for a staycation this autumn, it’s the perfect place to visit.

Rugby school and museum

Established in 1567, Rugby Public School is one of England’s original seven Public Schools and is a must-visit for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the sport of rugby. The school is open for tours on Saturdays throughout the year, where you can visit the original building and new additions such as the gymnasium, chapel, temple reading room, and Macready Theatre, all of which were designed by the prominent architect William Butterfield. There is also a small museum full of historical artefacts, such as the first photograph of a rugby game from 1851.

St. Andrew’s Church

Two years after his renovation work at Rugby Public School, William Butterfield set about restoring St Andrews Church to its former glory. While a lot of the church was rebuilt during this time, the square west tower is still standing today as it was in the 14th century when it was built. This Grade II listed building is located in the centre of Rugby and is open for visitors in the morning from Friday to Tuesday.

Caldecott Park

Lying just behind Benn Hall and the council building in the city’s north end, you’ll find Caldecott park. The park is excellent for an afternoon stroll, with perfectly trimmed lawns and banks of flowerbeds surrounding the pathways. After its renovation, there is a lot to do in the park, including picnic areas, a bandstand where concerts are held, a cafe where you can sit with a drink, or you can even wind down by playing the latest games online at an online casino with the scenic Caldecott Park as your backdrop.


Rugby is a beautiful town to visit with lots to do and lovely sights to see. The town’s historical significance, thanks to the creation of Rugby at its Public School, as well as the Public School building itself, makes it a must-visit for any history buff.


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