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The market town of Rugby can be found on the River Avon in Warwickshire, in the West Midlands of England. Being the famous home of the sport of rugby, the town has many notable landmarks on offer including The Rugby Football Museum, where traditional rugby balls are handmade.

The museum also contains a vast amount of rugby football memorabilia and is a must-see for fans of the game. The town also features statues of three famous locals: Rupert Brooke, Thomas Hughes and William Webb Ellis and are very popular amongst visitors.

 

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Amongst the many buildings in Rugby is St Andrew's Church, which has stood on the site since the 13th century. Some of the parts of the older medieval church were retained, including the 22 metre high west tower. The combined art gallery and museum contains a nationally recognised collection of contemporary art and Roman artefacts dug up from the nearby Roman settlement of Tripontium.

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Some Roman artefacts that have been excavated in the area are displayed here as well as local temporary art exhibitions. Located in Little Elborrow Street. (01788 533 201)

Rugby School Museum
If you ever wondered how the popular football game got it’s name , well it all started here. This school is one of the most prestigious in England, and the museum here tells all why that is so. (01788 556 216)

Ryton Organic Gardens
Located 7 miles from Rugby is the national centre for organic gardening. A highlight here is the Vegetable Kingdom attraction, which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about Britain’s vegies. There is also a restaurant and coffee shop so you can taste the organic produce. (02476 303 517)

 

 

 


 


 


 

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